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WHO brain tumor classification by histology and grade

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WHO* classification of primary brain tumors according to histology
and grade
Tumor classification

Tumor grade (WHO)

Astrocytic tumors
Pilocytic astrocytoma

I

Diffuse astrocytoma

II

Anaplastic astrocytoma

III

Glioblastoma

IV

Oligodendroglial and oligoastrocytic tumors
Oligodendroglioma

II

Anaplastic oligodendroglioma

III

Oligoastrocytoma

II

Anaplastic oligoastrocytoma

III

Glioblastoma with oligodendroglioma component

IV

Ependymal tumors
Subependymoma

I

Myxopapillary ependymoma

I

Ependymoma

II

Anaplastic ependymoma

III

Choroid plexus tumors
Choroid plexus papilloma

I

Choroid plexus carcinoma

III

Neuronal and mixed neuronal-glial tumors
Ganglioglioma

I or II

Central neurocytoma

II

Filum terminale paraganglioma

I

Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNET)

I

Pineal parenchymal tumors
Pineocytoma

II

Pineoblastoma

IV

Embryonal tumors
Medulloblastoma

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