Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 16–22 | Cite as

Update From The 4th Edition of the World Health Organization Classification of Head and Neck Tumours: Nasopharynx

  • Edward B. Stelow
  • Bruce M. Wenig
Original Paper
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. World Health Organization Classification Update


The current WHO classification system for tumors of the head and neck has made few changes from the previous edition with regards to tumors of the nasopharynx. The classification system is discussed here with particular attention to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, nasopharyngeal papillary adenocarcinoma, salivary gland anlage tumor, hairy polyp, juvenile angiofibroma, and other tumors.


Nasopharynx Carcinoma Squamous cell carcinoma Papillary Adenocarcinoma Angiofibroma Salivary gland Anlage Angiofibroma WHO 


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Conflict of interest

Drs. Wenig and Stelow have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Participants

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anatomic PathologyUniversity of Virginia Health SystemCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research InstituteTampaUSA

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