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Brain Neoplasms MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Brain Neoplasms
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coordinate with specific site in brain + histological type of neoplasm
Scope Note
Neoplasms of the intracranial components of the central nervous system, including the cerebral hemispheres, basal ganglia, hypothalamus, thalamus, brain stem, and cerebellum. Brain neoplasms are subdivided into primary (originating from brain tissue) and secondary (i.e., metastatic) forms. Primary neoplasms are subdivided into benign and malignant forms. In general, brain tumors may also be classified by age of onset, histologic type, or presenting location in the brain.
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Benign Neoplasms, Brain
Brain Cancer
Brain Metastases
Brain Neoplasm, Primary
Brain Neoplasms, Benign
Brain Neoplasms, Malignant
Brain Neoplasms, Malignant, Primary
Brain Neoplasms, Primary Malignant
Brain Tumor, Primary
Brain Tumor, Recurrent
Brain Tumors
Cancer of Brain
Cancer of the Brain
Intracranial Neoplasms
Malignant Neoplasms, Brain
Malignant Primary Brain Neoplasms
Malignant Primary Brain Tumors
Neoplasms, Brain
Neoplasms, Brain, Benign
Neoplasms, Brain, Malignant
Neoplasms, Brain, Primary
Neoplasms, Intracranial
Primary Brain Neoplasms
Primary Malignant Brain Neoplasms
Primary Malignant Brain Tumors
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Brain Neoplasms Preferred
Benign Neoplasms, Brain Narrower
Neoplasms, Intracranial Broader
Brain Tumor, Primary Narrower
Brain Tumor, Recurrent Narrower
Malignant Primary Brain Tumors Narrower
Brain Metastases Narrower
Brain Cancer Narrower
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