The WHO Classification of Tumours of the Eye is the 12th and final volume inthe 4th edition of the WHO series on the classificationof human tumours. The series (alsoknown as the Blue Books) has long beenregarded by pathologists asthe gold standard for the diagnosis of tumours, andit is anindispensable guide for thedesign of evaluations,clinical trials, and studiesinvolving cancer. These authoritative and concise reference books provide an international standard for anyoneinvolved in cancer research or the care of cancer patients.
Diagnostic criteria, pathologicalfeatures, and genetic and other associated molecular alterations are described in a disease-oriented manner. This volumeupdates the existing ICD-O codes and provides new codes foruse in epidemiology and cancerregistration. It also provides informationon clinical features, pathology,genetics, prognosis, and protectivefactors for each of the tumour types covered.
The editors expect that this volumewill be of particular interestto pathologists, oncologists, and ophthalmologistswho manage or research tumoursof the eye. Sections are included on all recognized neoplasms (and their variants) of the eye, lacrimal apparatus, and conjunctiva. There have been particularlysubstantial changes to the classification of conjunctival neoplasia and melanoma, basedon the latest information from genetic and molecular studies.
This book has been prepared by 64 contributors from 22 countries. It containsmore than 400 colour images and tables, and more than 1400 references.
1. Tumours of the conjunctiva and caruncle
2. Tumours of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid
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
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