Atlas of the Histology of Brain Tumors / Histologischer Atlas der Hirntumoren / Atlas d’histologie des tumeurs cérébrales / Atlas histológico de los tumores cerebrales / Gistologiceskij atlas opucholej mozga celoveka / Noshuyo soshiki zufu pp 1-30 | Cite as
A surgically excised tumor is examined microscopically to obtain information which can lead to a prognosis of the life expectancy of the patient. A histological classification is prerequisite to this. Therefore, there have been attempts to classify the tumors of the various organs on the basis of their microscopic morphology for over a century. The postoperative survival time is then correlated with the type of tumor. By this procedure the “malignancy” of a particular tumor is determined. Thus, certain microscopic characteristics for slowly and rapidly growing tumors have been established.
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