Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 3–15 | Cite as

Update from the 4th Edition of the World Health Organization Classification of Head and Neck Tumours: Tumors of the Nasal Cavity, Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base

Original Paper
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  1. World Health Organization Classification Update


The sinonasal tract remains an epicenter of a diverse array of neoplasia. This paper discusses changes to the WHO classification system of tumors involving this area. In particular, seromucinous hamartoma, NUT carcinoma, biphenotypic sinonasal sarcoma, HPV-related carcinoma with adenoid cystic features, SMARCB1-deficient carcinoma, and renal cell-like adenocarcinoma are discussed.


Nasal Sinonasal Sinus Human papillomavirus WHO NUT carcinoma Seromucinous hamartoma Biphenotypical sinonasal sarcoma Adenoid cystic INI1 


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Drs. Bishop and Stelow have no conflict of interest.

Research Involving Animal and Human Rights

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.Department of Pathology, Anatomic PathologyUniversity of Virginia Health SystemCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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