Classification of Brain Tumours / Die Klassifikation der Hirntumoren

Report of the International Symposium at Cologne 30th August — 1st September 1961 / Bericht Über das Internationale Symposion in Köln vom 30. August bis 1. September 1961

  • K. J. Zülch
  • A. L. Woolf
Conference proceedings

Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica / Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-X
  2. Introduction

    1. K. J. Zülch
      Pages 1-2
  3. The Classification of Brain Tumours

    1. K. J. Zülch
      Pages 3-4
  4. Classification of Brain Tumours

  5. The Malignancy and Grading of Tumors

    1. G. P. Sayre
      Pages 98-116
    2. K. J. Zülch
      Pages 117-120
  6. Spongioblastoma

    1. L. J. Rubinstein
      Pages 126-140
  7. Polymorphous Oligodendroglioma

  8. Sarcoma and Related Processes

    1. K. J. Zülch
      Pages 185-185
    2. B. Bingas
      Pages 186-189
    3. L. J. Rubinstein
      Pages 201-217
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 218-218

About these proceedings


The report which follows constitutes the proceedings of a sym­ posium on the classification of brain tumours held in Cologne in 1961. It contains the contributions and discussions reported as far' as possible in a word-for-word manner, in the hope not only of providing out of the thoughts of the participants stimulation for further research, but also to indicate the atmosphere which prevailed during the symposium in which many completely opposed views were able to be expressed without any feeling of embarrassment. This freedom of expression is already obvious in the discussion of a proposed classification of brain tumours for the Unio Internationalis Contra Cancrum (UICC). The symposium endeavoured here to pro­ duce a positive criticism in order to arrive at a significant and practical conclusion viz a general, internationally acceptable classi­ fication. It was necessary to accept a degree of compromise even if the classification suggested did not in every point correspond to all the personal views of the various participants. The second part of the symposium was concerned with a critical discussion of numerous brain tumour problems, for example the scientific delineation of tumour groups; the discussion was started by general reviews on the biology of brain tumours so that the later discussion could cover as wide a ground as possibly. Here also we all felt that a great stimulus for future work arose from the discussion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • K. J. Zülch
    • 1
    • 3
  • A. L. Woolf
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.CologneGermany
  2. 2.SmethwickUK
  3. 3.Abteilung für Allgemeine Neurologie, Köln-MerheimMax-Planck-Institut für HirnforschungDeutchland
  4. 4.The Midland Centre for Neurosurgery, Department of PathologySmethwick HospitalBirmingham, Great BritainUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1964
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-80712-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-5820-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-1419
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