On the Definition of the Polymorphous Oligodendroglioma

  • K. J. Zülch
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica / Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 10)


Our discussion today on the oligodendroglioma is perhaps a little simpler than that on the spongioblastoma. I do not think the classical type of oligodendroglioma requires any discussion. I would like you to discuss with us today the question as to whether there is not a series of polymorphous tumours belonging to the oligodendroglioma group. In this we are following in the footsteps of Bailey who observed groups of polymorphous astrocyte-like cells differing from the usual honeycomb-like architecture. He was inclined to regard these cells as degenerating or transitional.


Glioblastoma Multiforme Normal Brain Tissue Mixed Tumour Clear Nucleus Honeycomb Appearance 
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