The World Health Organization histologic classification system reflects the oncologic behavior of thymoma: a clinical study of 273 patients.

@article{Okumura2002TheWH,
  title={The World Health Organization histologic classification system reflects the oncologic behavior of thymoma: a clinical study of 273 patients.},
  author={Meinoshin Okumura and Mitsunori Ohta and Hisashi Tateyama and Katsuhiro Nakagawa and Akihide Matsumura and Hajime Maeda and Hiroto Tada and Tadaaki Eimoto and Hikaru Matsuda and Akira Masaoka},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2002},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={624-32}
}
BACKGROUND Although the histologic classification of thymic epithelial tumors has been confusing and controversial, an agreement on the universal classification system for thymic epithelial tumors was achieved by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1999. The authors previously reported that the WHO histologic classification system reflects invasiveness and immunologic function of thymic epithelial tumors. In this subsequent study, they examined the prognostic significance of this… CONTINUE READING

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