CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 2021; 81(10): 1145-1153
DOI: 10.1055/a-1545-4279
GebFra Science
Review/Übersicht

2020 WHO Classification of Female Genital Tumors

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Anne Kathrin Höhn
1  Arbeitsgruppe Mamma, Gynäko- & Perinatalpathologie, Institut für Pathologie, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig AöR, Leipzig
,
Christine E. Brambs
2  Frauenklinik, Kantonsspital, Luzern, Schweiz
,
Grit Gesine Ruth Hiller
1  Arbeitsgruppe Mamma, Gynäko- & Perinatalpathologie, Institut für Pathologie, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig AöR, Leipzig
,
Doris May
3  Pathologisches Institut der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München
,
Elisa Schmoeckel
3  Pathologisches Institut der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München
,
Lars-Christian Horn
1  Arbeitsgruppe Mamma, Gynäko- & Perinatalpathologie, Institut für Pathologie, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig AöR, Leipzig
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Abstract

The 2020 WHO classification is focused on the distinction between HPV-associated and HPV-independent squamous cell carcinoma of the lower female genital organs. Differentiating according to HPV association does not replace the process of grading; however, the WHO classification does not recommend any specific grading system. VIN are also differentiated according to whether they are HPV(p16)-associated. HPV-independent adenocarcinoma (AC) of the cervix uteri has an unfavorable prognosis. Immunohistochemical p16 expression is considered to be a surrogate marker for HPV association. HPV-associated AC of the cervix uteri is determined using the prognostically relevant Silva pattern.



Publication History

Received: 16 April 2021

Accepted after revision: 05 July 2021

Publication Date:
06 October 2021 (online)

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