Principles of the New WHO Classification of Brain Tumors

  • K. J. Zülch
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Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 5)

Abstract

A correct classification of intracranial tumors and a reasonable terminology is still fundamental to create understanding between the clinician, the neuroradiologist, the neuropathologist, and the experimental neurooncologist. It seems unnecessary to emphasize the Babylonic discrepancies in terminology, and I need only point out the various systems of 1) BAILEY and CUSHING (1), which we have personally followed and modified according to modern needs (9, 10, 11, 13) and which the classification of RUBINSTEIN resembles (5), 2) the classification of Kernohan et al. (3) or 3) that of DEL RIO HORTEGA (4). Our endeavors to unify the various systems led to an International Symposium in Cologne in 1961 (15) and to the classification meeting with the Spanish school in Bilbao in 1967.

Keywords

Sarcoma Meningioma Astrocytoma Medulloblastoma Teratoma 

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