Thursday, December 20, 2018

The new WHO Ocular Tumour “Blue Book” is now available!

Prepared by 64 contributors from 22 countries

More than 400 tables and color photos 
The new edition of the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Eye is now on sale, just in time for Christmas! The latest edition is edited by Drs. Hans E. Grossniklaus, Charles Eberhart, and Tero Kivela. There are sections on all recognized neoplasms of the eye, lacrimal apparatus, and conjuctiva. Included are substantial changes to the classification of conjunctival neoplasia and melanoma, based on the latest molecular studies.  Information on clinical features in addition to prognostic and predictive factors for each tumour type are provided. Also included are updates to the existing ICD-O codes and new codes for use in epidemiology and cancer registration.

Chapters are as follows:
1. Conjunctiva and caruncle
2. Iris, ciliary body, and choroid
3. Retina and retinal pigment epithelium
4. Optic disc and optic nerve
5. Lacrimal gland
6. Lacrimal drainage system

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