WHO histological classification of tumors of the central nervous system: germ cell tumors (WHO, 1993)
Table 1 shows WHO Histological Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System including germ cell tumors published in 1993 . Each incidence of subcategories of germ cell tumors is presented in the following chapter. Germinoma and teratomas consist of approximately 65% and 15% of all germ cell tumors, and other histological subtypes are rare neoplasms (see Chapter III, “Epidemiology”).
KeywordsGerm Cell Tumor Embryonal Carcinoma Histological Classification Mature Teratoma Immature Teratoma
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