Head and Neck Tumours

WHO Classification of Tumours, 5th Edition, Volume 9

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The WHO Classification of Tumours

Head and Neck Tumours is Volume 9 in the 5th edition of the WHO series on the classification of human tumours. This series (also known as the WHO Blue Books) is regarded as the gold standard for the diagnosis of tumours and comprises a unique synthesis of histopathological diagnosis with digital and molecular pathology. These authoritative and concise reference books provide indispensable international standards for anyone involved in the care of patients with cancer or in cancer research, underpinning individual patient treatment as well as research into all aspects of cancer causation, prevention, therapy, and education.

What’s new in this edition?

The 5th edition, guided by the WHO Classification of Tumours Editorial Board, will establish a single coherent cancer classification presented across a collection of individual volumes organized on the basis of anatomical site (digestive system, breast, soft tissue and bone, etc.) and structured in a systematic manner, with each tumour type listed within a taxonomic classification: site, category, family (class), type, and subtype. In each volume, the entities are now listed from benign to malignant and are described under an updated set of headings, including histopathology, diagnostic molecular pathology, staging, and easy-to-read essential and desirable diagnostic criteria.

Who should read this book?

  • Pathologists
  • Oncologists
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Molecular pathologists
  • Geneticists
  • Cancer researchers
  • Epidemiologists
  • General practitioners
  • Oncology nurses
  • Cancer registrars

This volume

  • Prepared by 285 authors and editors
  • Contributors from around the world
  • More than 1500 high-quality images
  • More than 5000 references

Part A

  1. Nasal, paranasal, and skull base tumours
  2. Nasopharyngeal tumours
  3. Hypopharyngeal, laryngeal, tracheal, and parapharyngeal tumours
  4. Salivary gland tumours
  5. Oral cavity and mobile tongue tumours
  6. Oropharyngeal tumours
  7. Odontogenic and maxillofacial bone tumours

Part B

8. Ear tumours
9. Soft tissue tumours
     10. Haematolymphoid proliferations and neoplasia
     11. Melanocytic tumours
     12. Tumours and tumour-like lesions of the neck and lymph nodes
     13. Germ cell tumours
     14. Metastasis
     15. Neuroendocrine neoplasms and paraganglioma
     16. Genetic tumour syndromes involving the head and neck


WHO Classification of Tumours Online

All volumes of the series, with additional figures, whole slide images, and more, can also be accessed online: https://tumourclassification.iarc.who.int

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