Primary Sarcomas of the Brain

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


The primary sarcomas of the brain have up to now belonged to a poorly demarcated and defined group of intracranial tumours. Of course it is now a long time since a whole series of tumours were incorrectly designated as “sarcomas”—oligodendrogliomas, medulloblastomas, meningiomas — this can in part be traced back to Virchow’s definition. It is no longer permissable to use the sarcoma as a dumping ground for otherwise unclassifiable tumours. In general pathology very clear definitions of sarcomas are now available for our guidance.


Public Health Cancer Research Differential Diagnosis Intermediate Stage Dura Mater 
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    Zülch, K.J., and B. Bingas, Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia 45 (1963), 234 to 245: Söbre os Sarcomas Primitivos do Cerebro.Google Scholar

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