The 2016 WHO classification of tumours of the urinary system and male genital organs—Part A: Renal, penile, and testicular tumours Journal Article


Authors: Moch, H.; Cubilla, A. L.; Humphrey, P. A.; Reuter, V. E.; Ulbright, T. M.
Article Title: The 2016 WHO classification of tumours of the urinary system and male genital organs—Part A: Renal, penile, and testicular tumours
Abstract: The fourth edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of urogenital tumours (WHO "blue book"), published in 2016, contains significant revisions. These revisions were performed after consideration by a large international group of pathologists with special expertise in this area. A subgroup of these persons met at the WHO Consensus Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2015 to finalize the revisions. This review summarizes the most significant differences between the newly published classification and the prior version for renal, penile, and testicular tumours. Newly recognized epithelial renal tumours are hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) syndrome-associated RCC, succinate dehydrogenase-deficient RCC, tubulocystic RCC, acquired cystic disease-associated RCC, and clear cell papillary RCC. The WHO/International Society of Urological Pathology renal tumour grading system was recommended, and the definition of renal papillary adenoma was modified. The new WHO classification of penile squamous cell carcinomas is based on the presence of human papillomavirus and defines histologic subtypes accordingly. Germ cell neoplasia in situ (GCNIS) of the testis is the WHO-recommended term for precursor lesions of invasive germ cell tumours, and testicular germ cell tumours are now separated into two fundamentally different groups: those derived from GCNIS and those unrelated to GCNIS. Spermatocytic seminoma has been designated as a spermatocytic tumour and placed within the group of non-GCNIS-related tumours in the 2016 WHO classification. Patient summary: The 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) classification contains new renal tumour entities. The classification of penile squamous cell carcinomas is based on the presence of human papillomavirus. Germ cell neoplasia in situ of the testis is the WHO-recommended term for precursor lesions of invasive germ cell tumours. (C) 2016 European Association of Urology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords: seminoma; in-situ; tubulocystic carcinoma; who classification; germ-cells; clinicopathological features; differentiated papillary mesothelioma; squamous-cell-carcinoma; primary pure teratoma; yolk-sac tumor; male genital organs; urogenital tract; gonadal stromal tumor; spermatocytic
Journal Title: European Urology
Volume: 70
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0302-2838
Publisher: Elsevier Science, Inc.  
Date Published: 2016-07-01
Start Page: 93
End Page: 105
Language: English
ACCESSION: WOS:000377290100034
DOI: 10.1016/j.eururo.2016.02.029
PROVIDER: wos
PUBMED: 26935559
Notes: Article -- Source: Wos
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