Practical Renal Pathology, A Diagnostic Approach - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443069666, 9781455737864

Practical Renal Pathology, A Diagnostic Approach

1st Edition

A Volume in the Pattern Recognition Series, Expert Consult: Online and Print

Authors: Donna Lager Neil Abrahams
eBook ISBN: 9781455737864
eBook ISBN: 9780323247481
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 4th January 2013
Page Count: 400

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Table of Contents

1 Embryology and Normal Anatomy of the Kidney

2 Renal Cystic Diseases

3 Renal Biopsy Interpretation: Introduction and Patterns of Glomerular Injury

4 Glomerular Diseases – Primary

5 Glomerular Diseases – Secondary

6 Glomerular Diseases – Hereditary

7 Tubulointerstitial Diseases

8 Vascular Diseases

9 Pathology of Kidney Transplantation

10 Optimal Specimen Handling and Ancillary Studies: Renal Neoplasia

11 Pediatric Renal Neoplasms

12 Epithelial Neoplasms of the Renal Cortex

13 Nonepithelial Neoplasms of the Kidney

14 Unusual Renal Neoplasms

15 Renal Pelvic and Ureteral Tumors and Tumors Frequently Found in the Renal Medullary Region


Practical Renal Pathology helps you apply a systematic pattern recognition approach to achieve more accurate diagnoses of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the kidneys. This volume in the Pattern Recognition Series helps you to efficiently and confidently evaluate even the most challenging histologic specimens.

Key Features

  • Compare your specimens to commonly seen patterns, categorize them accordingly, and turn directly to in-depth diagnostic guidance using the unique, pattern-based Visual Index at the beginning of the book.
  • Assess key pathologic and clinical aspects of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions with over 750 high-quality, full-color images that help you evaluate and interpret biopsy samples.
  • Benefit from expert guidance in key areas such as renal biopsy interpretation, handling of nephrectomy specimens, pathology relevant to renal transplantation, and pathology of unusual renal neoplasms.
  • Progress logically from the histologic pattern, through the appropriate workup, around the pitfalls, to the best diagnosis.
  • Access the fully searchable text and downloadable images online at


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About the Authors

Donna Lager Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Director or Renal Pathology, ProPath Services, LLP; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Texas, Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Neil Abrahams Author