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Morphological and Biological Basis for the Classification of Brain Tumors

With a Comment on the WHO-Classification 1979
  • F. Gullotta
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 8)

Abstract

The ever more extensive application of special methods of investigation (electron microscopy, tissue culture, immunohistochemistry etc.) has enormously increased our knowledge of brain tumors in recent years. There is today hardly a clinic or an institute which is not working on a specific morphological, chemical or immuno-histological problem of brain tumors. The main objective of all these investigations should be the exploration of the biological behavior of the tumors in order to provide the clinician with worthwhile pointers to the future course of the disease.

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Giant Cell Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Malignant Glioma Pilocytic Astrocytoma Human Brain Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Gullotta
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  1. 1.Institut für NeuropathologieUniversität BonnFederal Republic of Germany

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