Mesenchymal, IMon-Meningothelial Tumors of the Central Nervous System
Article first published online: 28 JAN 2008
Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 79–87, January 1991
How to Cite
Jellinger, K. and Paulus, W. (1991), Mesenchymal, IMon-Meningothelial Tumors of the Central Nervous System. Brain Pathology, 1: 79–87. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3639.1991.tb00643.x
- Issue published online: 28 JAN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JAN 2008
The spectrum of non-meningothelial mesenchymal tumors that may arise within the central nervous system is presented, based on the current classification of soft tissue tumors. Among malignant types, hemangiopericytoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, and malignant fibrous histiocytoma are the most frequent ones. Rare tumor entities are mentioned. As in soft tissue sarcomas, diagnosis is mainly based on light and electron microscopy, while immunohistochemistry can improve accuracy of diagnosis.