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From The CriticsReviewer: Francis H. Straus II, MD, MS (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This book covers 20 diverse urologic pathology cases in text and illustrations presented by the authors at the Sixtieth Annual Anatomic Slide Seminar of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
Purpose: Through the presentation and discussion of these 20 cases by leaders in the field of urologic pathology, general practicing surgical pathologists can be given a review and made aware of newer concepts in this specialized area of anatomic pathology. It has been tradition to publish the presentation of these seminars for many years to broaden the presentation to a wider audience than were present at the annual meeting and to reinforce the learning of those who attended the seminar.
Audience: This book is directed toward resident trainees and practitioners of anatomic pathology primarily in the surgical pathology setting. A few practicing urologists and trainees in urology might find these cases interesting as well. The cases are carefully chosen for their learning potential, and the author presenters are also picked because of their expertise and excellent reputations.
Features: The features are not imaginative. Each case is presented with a brief clinical history followed by text and illustrations explaining the salient morphologic features and discussion of differential diagnoses. This is followed by the pathology diagnosis in bold type and a brief listing of appropriate references in the pathology literature. The black-and-white halftone illustrations are important and very good. There is no index.
Assessment: For the individual wishing review and updating in urologic pathology, this book is very helpful. It certainly is not a textbook with complete coverage of the subject and would be best if used in conjunction with the microscopic slides generated for the seminar in October 1994. This is not a book for libraries or bookstores without an anatomic pathologist clientele.