Primary Brain Tumors

A Review of Histologic Classification

  • William S. Fields

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. I. Leslie, E. Sobin
      Pages 1-2
  3. Embryonal Tumors of the Neuroectoderm

  4. Malignant Glial Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. P. Kleihues, A. Aguzzi, T. Shibata, O. D. Wiestler
      Pages 123-132
    3. Wolfgang Wechsler, Guido Reifenberger
      Pages 133-142
    4. Klaus J. Zülch
      Pages 148-149
    5. Richard L. Davis
      Pages 150-158
    6. Catherine Daumas-Duport
      Pages 159-170
    7. Lucien J. Rubinstein
      Pages 191-213
  5. Meningiomas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. John J. Kepes
      Pages 217-230
    3. Kurt L. Jellinger
      Pages 231-239
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 256-286

About this book


This volume represents the formal presentations and discussions which took place during a three-day meeting in March 1988 at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. It is" dedicated to my friend of more than thirty years, Prof. Dr. Klaus Joachim Ziilch, who died in Berlin on December 2. 1988 while this volume was still in preparation. Klaus Zulch had devoted a significant portion of his professional life to a better understanding of central nervous tumors. Over the past two decades he served as the Director of the Collaborating Center for CNS Tumors, under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO), and it was largely through his efforts that the work of the CelJ. ter in developing criteria for a histologic classification of these neoplasms was kept alive. Without his stimulus this Houston meeting would probably not have taken place. In early 1987 he approached me with the idea of convening, at an early date, a meeting in Houston in collaboration with the Department of Neuro-Oncology of the Cancer Center, of which I was then Chairman. The purpose of this proposed meeting was to discuss recent research developments that might have a profound influence on the classification of brain tumors and ultimately necessitate revision of the "Blue Book" of the WHO on Histological Typing 0/ Tumours 0/ the Central Nervous System.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William S. Fields
    • 1
  1. 1.M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterUniversity of TexasHoustonUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8199-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3676-4
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