The WHO histological classification of thyroid tumors: a commentary on the second edition

Cancer. 1989 Mar 1;63(5):908-11. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(19890301)63:5<908::aid-cncr2820630520>;2-i.


This article introduces the revised WHO classification of thyroid tumors, giving an account of the major changes made and the reasons behind the changes, as well as listing the actual classification now recommended. It is intended to draw general attention to the revision, the full version of which will be published separately.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / classification*
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / pathology
  • World Health Organization