Definitions and Explanatory Notes

  • P. Kleihues
  • P. C. Burger
  • B. W. Scheithauer
Part of the World Health Organization book series (HISTOLOG.CLASS)


Classification of the glial subset of neuroepithelial tumours is based on the predominant cell type. Admixture of other neoplastic cells occurs quite frequently and should not, unless substantial, lead to an excessive diagnosis of mixed gliomas.


Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour Explanatory Note Pituitary Carcinoma Neuroepithelial Tumour Gliomatosis Cerebri 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Kleihues
    • 1
  • P. C. Burger
    • 2
  • B. W. Scheithauer
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of NeuropathologyUniversity HospitalZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of PathologyThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of Laboratory Medicine and PathologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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