Tumors: General Considerations
The problems in terminology have already been discussed with regard to the normal structure. A multiplicity of descriptive terms have similarly been applied to the tumors reflecting changing interpretations of their basic nature by analogy with the normal organ. Many terms have persisted through continued usage based on individual preferences rather than on a scientific basis; however, no designation has been entirely satisfactory (Rauch, 1969). The historical application of terms, synonyms, and nosologic considerations will be discussed for each tumor in its respective chapter.
KeywordsSecretory Granule Carotid Body Glomus Tumor Chief Cell Dark Cell
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