TABLE 1.

WHO Classification of Primary Intracranial Tumors

Classification
NeuroepithelialCranial and spinal nervesMeningesLymphomas and hematopoietic tissueGerm cellCysts and tumor-like lesions
Astrocytoma Oligodendroglioma Ependymoma Mixed choroid plexus Uncertain neuronal Pineal EmbryonalSchwannoma Neurofibroma MPNSTMeningioma (all variants) Anaplastic meningioma Benign mesenchymal Malignant mesenchymal Primary melanocytic UncertainMalignant lymphoma Plasmacytoma Granulocytic sarcoma OthersGerminoma Embryonal carcinoma Yolk sac Choriocarcinoma Teratoma Mixed germ cellRathke cleft Epidermoid Dermoid Colloid Enterogenous neuroglial Granular cell Hypothalamic Hamartoma Plasma cell Granuloma
  • MPNST, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor.