The pathology of head and neck tumors: Carcinoma of the nasopharynx, part 11

John G. Batsakis, Alvin R. Solomon, Dale H. Rice

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations

Abstract

The past decade has witnessed extraordinary advances in the epidemiology, virology, and immunology of carcinomas of the nasopharynx. There has not been a parallel growth in the study of morphologic expressions of the neoplasms. In great part, this has been due to a lack of a universally accepted histologic classification. As a consequence, correlation between histology and other factors relating to the pathogenesis of these neoplasms has been impeded. The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed a histologic classification of nasopharyngeal carcinomas as squamous‐cell, nonkeratinizing, and undifferentiated. This report presents an argument in favor of using the WHO classification and a hypothesis relating to the histogenesis of the 3 types of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-524
Number of pages14
JournalHead & Neck Surgery
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The pathology of head and neck tumors: Carcinoma of the nasopharynx, part 11'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this