9380/3 Glioma, malignant


Synonyms

Glioma, NOS

Definitions

Tumours of the central nervous system
ICD-O-3 topography code: C70, C71 and C72
ICD10: C70, C71 and C72
           

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.