Pathology reports contain information about the patient, the tissue specimen being evaluated, and the final diagnosis.

The pathology report is a succinct description of all the features encountered by examination of the tumor under the microscope, and the specialized testing performed. Components of the pathology report include location of the operative procedure (e.g. brain, frontal lobe), tumor type (e.g. glioblastoma), tumor grading (grade IV), and specific markers tested by immunohistochemistry (e.g. GFAP expression). Molecular genetic testing has been increasing applied to brain tumors, and includes alterations in specific genes (EGFR, IDH1, MGMT).

The pathology report is one of the most important pieces of information that guides the different treatment decisions by neurooncologists.

An example of a brain tumor report is provided below:

Pathology Report Sample
Pathology brain tumor biopsy report sample