By (auth.), Frederick L. Greene M.D., David L. Page M.D., Irvin D. Fleming M.D., April G. Fritz C.T.R., R.H.I.T., Charles M. Balch M.D., Daniel G. Haller M.D., Monica Morrow M.D. (eds.)

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Non-epithelial tumors such as those of lymphoid tissue, soft tissue, bone, and cartilage are not included in this system. 1). Histologic diagnosis is necessary to use this classification. 1. Classification of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma WHO Classification Former Terminology Type 1. Squamous cell carcinoma Squamous cell carcinoma Type 2. Nonkeratinizing carcinoma Transitional cell carcinoma Without lymphoid stroma Intermediate cell carcinoma With lymphoid stroma Lymphoepithelial carcinoma (Regaud) Type 3.

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