Dysontogenetic Brain Tumours. Morphological Variability and Problems of Classification

  • G. F. Walter
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 52)


The international classification of central nervous system tumours by WHO (9) does not give an extensive classification of germ cell tumours and other malformative tumours and tumour-like lesions. The neuropathologist usually has to fall back on the classification of germ cell tumours of the testis by WHO (7). But in that classification the peculiarities of dysontogenetic brain tumours are not taken into account. The best description of dysontogenetic brain tumours in the AFIP-series (8) is not accompanied by a clear conception of classification.

Key words

Brain Tumours Dysontogenetic tumours Germ cell tumours Teratomas Malformative cysts Classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. F. Walter
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  1. 1.Institute of NeuropathologyMedizinische Hochschule HannoverHannover 61Germany

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