Central nervous system

  • International Union Against Cancer
Part of the International Union Against Cancer / Union Internationale Contre le Cancer book series (UICCI)


Central nervous system tumours account for 2–5% of all tumours in man. The incidence is higher among the white races than among Negroes. The sex ratio is about 1 : 1 for most histological types. Central nervous system (CNS) tumours occur at all ages. There is a peak incidence of glial tumours in childhood; they rank first among solid tumours before puberty. Certain mesenchymal tumours have a familial tendency. Lesions of other organs (retina, viscera) are often associated with haemangioblastoma. The role of trauma is debatable.


Central Nervous System Tumour Glial Tumour Focal Epilepsy Sella Turcica Radical Removal 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • International Union Against Cancer
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  1. 1.GenevaSwitzerland

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