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Introduction

  • Chr. Hedinger
Part of the World Health Organization book series (HISTOLOG.CLASS)

Abstract

Knowledge of tumours of the thyroid gland has advanced considerably in the 22 years that have elapsed since work was started on the first edition of Histological Typing of Thyroid Tumours. In the introduction to that volume it was recognized that the definitions and classifications put forward would need revision in time, and the present text differs substantially from the first edition. As far as is possible, however, the framework of the classification proposed remains the same, as the original classification was widely accepted and proved useful in many studies.

Keywords

Diagnostic Procedure Thyroid Gland Major Change Histological Typing Malignant Lymphoma 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chr. Hedinger
    • 1
  1. 1.WHO Collaborating Centre for the Histological Classification of Thyroid Tumours Department of PathologyUniversity of ZürichSwitzerland

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