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WHO classification of tumors of the pituitary gland

Author: Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D.

Revised: 8 January 2018, last major update July 2017

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(Endocrine) World Health Organization (WHO) classification (2017)
  • Tumors of the pituitary gland ICD 0 codes
    • Pituitary adenomas
      • Pituitary adenoma8272/0
      • Somatotroph adenoma 8272/0
      • Lactotroph adenoma 8271/0
      • Thyrotroph adenoma 8272/0
      • Corticotroph adenoma 8272/0
      • Gonadotroph adenoma 8272/0
      • Null cell adenoma 8272/0
      • Plurihormonal and double adenomas 8272/0
    • Pituitary carcinoma 8272/3
    • Pituitary blastoma 8273/3
    • Craniopharyngioma 8273/3
      • Adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma9351/1
      • Papillary craniopharyngioma9352/1
    • Neuronal and paraneuronal tumors
      • Gangliocytoma and mixed gangliocytoma adenoma9492/0
      • Neurocytoma9506/1
      • Paraganglioma9506/1
      • Neuroblastoma9500/3
    • Tumors of the posterior pituitary
      • Putuicytoma9432/1
      • Granular cell tumour of the sellar region9582/0
      • Spindle cell oncocytoma8290/0
      • Sellar ependymoma 9391/1
    • Mesenchymal and stromal tumors
      • Meningioma9530/0
      • Schwannoma9560/0
      • Chordoma, NOS9370/3
        • Chondroid chordoma9371/3
        • Dedifferentiated chordoma9372/3
      • Hemangiopericytoma / solitary fibrous tumor
        • Grade 1 HPC / SFT8815/0
        • Grade 2 HPC / SFT8815/1
        • Grade 3 HPC / SFT8815/3
    • Hematolymphoid tumors
    • Germ cell tumors
      • Germinoma9064/3
      • Yolk sac tumour9071/3
      • Embryonal carcinoma9070/3
      • Choriocarcinoma9100/3
      • Teratoma, NOS9080/1
      • Mature teratoma9080/0
      • Immature teratoma9080/3
      • Teratoma with malignant transformation9084/3
      • Mixed germ cell tumour9085/3
    • Secondary tumors
  • ICD 0 note: the first four digits indicate the specific histological term; the fifth digit after the slash (/) is the behavior code, including /0 for benign tumors, /1 for unspecified, borderline or uncertain behavior, /2 for carcinoma in situ and grade III intraepithelial neoplasia (not used for adrenal tumors), and /3 for malignant tumors