Revision of the World Health Organization classification of brain tumors for childhood brain tumors.

@article{Rorke1985RevisionOT,
  title={Revision of the World Health Organization classification of brain tumors for childhood brain tumors.},
  author={Lucy Balian Rorke and Floyd Gilles and Richard L. Davis and Laurence Edward Becker},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1985},
  volume={56 7 Suppl},
  pages={1869-86}
}
A classification for childhood brain tumors based upon revision of nomenclature of all brain tumors published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1979 is proposed. Applicability of the WHO classification scheme was tested in a combined study of the clinical and pathologic features of approximately 3300 brain tumors in children. It was found to be adequate for many of the neoplasms but unsuitable for a significant proportion, including a number of complex cerebral tumors for which there… CONTINUE READING

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