Some Considerations on the WHO Histological Classification of Laryngeal Neoplasms

Adv Ther. 2019 Jul;36(7):1511-1517. doi: 10.1007/s12325-019-00978-7. Epub 2019 May 22.


A new edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) Histological classification of tumours of the hypopharynx, larynx, trachea and parapharyngeal space was published in 2017. We have considered this classification regarding laryngeal neoplasms and discuss the grounds for said revision. Many of the laryngeal neoplasms described in the literature and in the previous WHO edition from 2005 have been omitted from this current revision. Many are described elsewhere in the book but it may give the new generation of pathologists/surgeons/oncologists the false impression that these tumour entities do not exist in the larynx.

Keywords: Classification; Larynx; Oncology; Tumour; WHO; World Health Organization.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Classification / methods*
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms* / classification
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • World Health Organization

Associated data

  • figshare/10.6084/m9.figshare.8046593