International Histological Classification of Tumours: Histotological Typing of Tumours of the Liver in Collaboration with Pathologists in 6 Countries by etc., World Health Organization(WHO), Leslie H. Sobin, Peter P. Anthony, Kamal G. Ishak (Paperback, 1994)
This is a classification of tumours and tumour-like lesions of the liver. It is based primarily on the microscopic characteristics of the tumours, and is therefore concerned with morphologically identi- fiable cell types and histological patterns. The haematoxylin- and eosin-stained section remains the mainstay of morphological diag- sis, but special histochemical stains are often helpful and have been referred to in the explanatory tes. Readers interested in specific special stains mentioned in the text should consult Labora- tory Methods in Histotechlogy of the Armed Forces Institute of *Pathology, Washington, D. c., USA. 1 The results of immuhisto- chemical methods for identifying various tumour markers have also been ted whenever indicated. The present classification incorporates all the previously classi- fied tumours, but also includes several new lesions, viz. biliary papil- lomatosis, the fibrolamellar variant of hepatocellular carcima and epithelioid haemangioendothelioma. Several subtypes of hepato- blastoma are mentioned. A serous type of bile duct cystadema is described. The section on tumour-like lesions has been expanded to include focal fatty change and inflammatory pseudotumour. The section on adematous hyperplasia, including macroregenerative dules, has been amplified. The number of photomicrographs has been increased from the original 56 to 150. Unlike the first edition, the photomicrographs in the second edition are mostly black and white. All are new and were taken of representative cases on file at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
Kamal G. Ishak, Leslie H. Sobin, Peter P. Anthony, World Health Organization(WHO), etc.
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Date of Publication
Clinical Medicine: Professional
WHO - World Health Organization - International Histological Classification of Tumours
Place of Publication
Country of Publication
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K