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New CNS tumours in WHO Classification. Comments to the article “The New World Health Organization Classification of Central Nervous System Tumours: What Can the Neuroradiologist Really Say?”

Marcin Hartel, Ewa Kluczewska

Pol J Radiol 2012; 77(3): 79-80

DOI: 10.12659/PJR.883380


In May 2012 American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) published an article evaluating influence of changes in the new WHO’s classification regarding CNS tumours on the everyday performance of radiologists. Up-date of the classification was announced in 2007 however, the evaluation of its influence on everyday work was possible a few years later. The reason for that was the fact that the information about new pathology units has been made avialable in literature not a long time ago. The frequency of newly classified tumours is not very high (and as a result, it is difficult to come accross them in everyday work). What is more, any change of this type needs time to become valid. Only after a period of time, it was possibile to define difficulties and limitations caused by the up-date and propose new ways of dealing with them....

Keywords: brain tumor, WHO, neurooncology

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