I: Central Nervous System

The central nervous system contains several groups of cell types which lead to a variety of malignancies:

  • Neuronal cells, which rarely give rise to malignancy
  • Glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and ependymal cells) that support the neuronal tissue

In addition, there are numerous other pathologies that can develop from specialised areas of the brain; the central nervous system is also the site of many malignancies in childhood that are not seen in adulthood.

Central Nervous System Malignancy


Pineal Gland Tumours

Embryonal Tumours



Tumours of the Sellar Region