WHO Classification of Tumours Series

WHO Classification of Tumours of the Eye Edition 4

December 2018
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    19th December 2018
  • ISBN 9789283244974
  • Language English
  • Pages 500 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

The WHO Classification of Tumours of the Eye is the 12th and final volume in the 4th edition of the WHO series on the classification of human tumors. The series (also known as the Blue Books) has long been regarded by pathologists as the gold standard for the diagnosis of tumors, and it is an indispensable guide for the design of evaluations, clinical trials, and studies involving cancer. These authoritative and concise reference books provide an international standard for anyone involved in cancer research or the care of cancer patients. Diagnostic criteria, pathological features, and genetic and other associated molecular alterations are described in a disease-oriented manner.

This volume updates the existing ICD-O codes and provides new codes for use in epidemiology and cancer registration. It also provides information on clinical features, pathology, genetics, programs, and protective factors for each of the tumor types covered.

The editors expect that this volume will be of particular interest to pathologists, oncologists, and ophthalmologists who manage or research tumors of the eye. Sections are included on all recognized neoplasms (and their variants) of the eye, lacrimal apparatus, and conjunctiva. There have been particularly substantial changes to the classification of conjunctival neoplasia and melanoma, based on the latest information from genetic and molecular studies.

An e-book version of this title is also available. If you have already purchased the print product and wish to have the e-version as well, IARC is offering special top-up pricing. Proof of purchase will be required for customers to avail themselves of this order.

1. Tumours of the conjunctiva and caruncle
2. Tumours of the uveal tract
3. Tumours of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium
4. Tumours of the optic disc and optic nerve
5. Tumours of the lacrimal gland
6. Tumours of the lacrimal drainage system