Brain tumor classification

The general brain tumour classification is related to the cell of origin, and is shown in  shows the approximate distribution of the more common brain tumours. This chapter will discuss the tumours derived from the neuroectoderm and metastatic tumours. The following chapters will describe the benign brain tumours and pituitary tumours.

Brain Tumors

  • Glioma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Recurrent cerebral glioma
  • Ependymoma
  • Pineal tumours
  • Metastatic tumours
  • Cerebral lymphoma
  • Paranasal sinus tumours
  • Chordomas
  • Paediatric tumours

Benign brain tumours

  • Meningiomas
  • Meningeal haemangiopericytoma
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Haemangioblastoma
  • Colloid cyst of the 3rd ventricle
  • Epidermoid and dermoid cysts