Rare Intracranial Tumours in Infancy and Childhood

  • K. Jellinger
  • E. Machacek


Intracranial tumours represent the second commonest malignancy in childhood with an incidence of 22–28 per million population under age 16 years [2, 11]. Although many studies have shown remarkable similarity in distribution of tumour types, their relation to age, sex, anatomical sites and prognosis are not constant, and considerable variation in the morphology and natural history of CNS tumours in infancy and childhood allow only limited comparison of statistical data. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate a number of rare neoplasms observed among 810 histologically verified intracranial tumours under the age of 16 years. They represent 10.8% of the Vienna Brain Tumour Registry between the years 1941 and 1980. Histological diagnosis followed the criteria of the WHO Classification [12].


Pituitary Adenoma Germ Cell Tumour Metastatic Tumour Neuroepithelial Tumour Middle Fossa 
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  • E. Machacek

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