TABLE 20-1. MOST COMMON NEOPLASMS TO INVOLVE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (by location and type)

  1. Cerebral hemispheres
    1. Primary
      1. Glioma
      2. Glioblastoma
      3. Astrocytoma
      4. Oligodendroglioma
      5. Meningioma
    2. Secondary
      1. Metastatic carcinoma
        • Lung
        • Breast
        • Bowel
        • Kidney
        • Ovary
        • Melanoma
  2. Cerebellum
    1. Primary
      1. Glioma
      2. Gliomas of childhood
      3. Medulloblastoma
      4. Astrocytoma
      5. Hemangioblastoma
    2. Secondary
      1. Metastatic carcinoma
        • Lung
        • Breast
        • Other
  3. Pituitary
    1. Adenoma
      • Functional
      • Eosinophilic
      • Basophilic
      • Invasive
    2. Nonfunctional
      • Chromophobe
    3. Craniopharyngioma
  4. Brain stem
    1. Childhood gliomas
    2. Ependymoma
  5. Cranial nerves
    1. Neurilemoma Acoustic-vestibular
    2. Other nerves
  6. Spinal cord
    1. Ependymoma
    2. Astrocytoma
    3. Meningioma
    4. Metastatic
  7. Peripheral nerve
    1. Neurofibroma
    2. Neurilemoma
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