Development of the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System: A Historical Perspective
Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008
© 2008 The Author. Journal Compilation © 2008 International Society of Neuropathology
Volume 19, Issue 4, pages 551–564, October 2009
How to Cite
Scheithauer, B. W. (2009), Development of the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System: A Historical Perspective. Brain Pathology, 19: 551–564. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3639.2008.00192.x
- Issue published online: 4 SEP 2009
- Article first published online: 2 SEP 2008
- Received 23 April 2008; accepted 29 May 2008.
- brain tumors;
- historical development;
- World Health Organization
The classification of brain tumors has undergone numerous changes over the past half century. The World Health Organization has played a key role in the effort. Four versions of its Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System have been published. The present work chronicles their progress, placing emphasis on the historical context of the earliest effort.