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WHO Classification of Tumours
Glioma, malignant
Tumours of the central nervous system


Definition

A malignant tumor of neuroepithelial tissue. This term may be used to describe one of a number of primary neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord, including glioblastomas, astrocytomas oligodendrogliomas and ependymomas. Malignant gliomas are the most common primary tumors of the brain.