Tumors: General Considerations

  • Frederick G. Zak
  • William Lawson


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.


Secretory Granule Carotid Body Glomus Tumor Chief Cell Dark Cell 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick G. Zak
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • William Lawson
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Downstate School of MedicineState University of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Methodist HospitalBrooklynUSA
  4. 4.Veterans Administration Medical CenterBronxUSA

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