CNS Neoplasms in Pakistan, a pathological perspective

Zubair Ahmad, Huma Arshad, Sheema H. Hasan, Saira Fatima, Romana Idrees, Kanwal Aftab, M. Abrar Barakzai, Arsalan Ahmed, Rashida Ahmed, Shahid Pervez, Naila Kayani

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The Section of Histopathology, Aga Khan University is the largest center for histopathology in Pakistan and is the major reporting and referral center for CNS neoplasms in the country. Over the years, a significant increase has been noted in the number of CNS neoplasms reported annually. This increase most likely represents increased number of neurosurgical procedures being performed. A major problem that we face as histopathologists is absence of clinical history or radiological films in a large number of cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-321
Number of pages5
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Central nervous system tumors
  • Gliomas
  • Histopathological diagnosis
  • Meningiomas
  • Pakistan


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