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Case #154 - April, 2005

A 49-year-old male immigrant from Mexico was seen at a local medical facility specializing in neural disorders for frequent headaches and occasional seizures. Figures A and B show what was observed on a hematoxylin and eosin (H & E) stained section of lesions detected in the right frontal lobe of his brain. Figure A was taken at 40× magnification and Figure B was taken at 100× magnification. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

Figure A

Figure A

Figure B

Figure B

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