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Clinical Genitourinary Pathology

A case-based learning Approach

  • Andreas C. Lazaris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Eleni A. Karatrasoglou, Andreas C. Lazaris, Vasileios Spapis, Dionysia N. Zouki
    Pages 1-119
  3. George Agrogiannis, Christos Alamanis, Eleni A. Karatrasoglou, Georgios Kousournas, Andreas C. Lazaris, Vasileios Spapis et al.
    Pages 121-265
  4. Maria Gkotzamanidou, Andreas C. Lazaris, Vasileios Spapis, Nikolaos Spetsieris, Popi Tsagaraki
    Pages 267-395
  5. Konstantinos Charitopoulos, Danai Daliani, Maria Gkotzamanidou, Andreas C. Lazaris, Argyris Siatelis, Vasileios Spapis et al.
    Pages 397-530

About this book


This book presents clinicopathological insights into common genitourinary diseases, especially those of neoplastic nature, and introduces experiential learning based on case presentations (case-based learning). One of the tasks that trainees face is converting the extensive amount of data into medical experience. Using successive microscopic images, the book gradually and analytically presents diagnostic procedures for the genitourinary system (kidney, urinary bladder, prostate gland and testis). Characteristic cases are presented for each organ, each ending with a clinical commentary and key messages. This form of presentation helps readers acquire the valuable skill of effective diagnostic thinking, focusing their attention on the essential microscopic findings and disregarding insubstantial findings. 

Although clinical applications are frequently based on pathological findings which therefore need to be clearly described and recorded, the importance of this in everyday medical practice is often ignored by medical students and downplayed by clinicians. Demonstrating how knowledge can be practically applied, the book is a valuable resource mainly for residents in pathology, urology and oncology but also for medical students with a special interest in histopathology.


Kidney Tumor Urinary Bladder Prostate gland conclusive remarks case commentaries

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas C. Lazaris
    • 1
  1. 1.First Department of PathologyNational and Kapodistrian University First Department of PathologyAthensGreece

About the editors

Dr med. Andreas C. Lazaris is a pathologist with 20 years of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience at the First Department of Pathology of the Medical School of Athens National and Kapodistrian University, Greece. He successfully coordinated “ICT e-modules on HistoPathology: a valuable online tool for students, researchers and professionals - HIPON”, a three-year project co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the Commission of the European Union. His contribution to medical education was acknowledged with his election as a first rank Professor of Pathology at the Athens National and Kapodistrian University Medical School. His work includes diagnostic pathology practice with a special interest in genitourinary pathology; he has been involved in 300 international and domestic scientific publications with more than 4500 citations in international medical literature.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Genitourinary Pathology
  • Book Subtitle A case-based learning Approach
  • Editors Andreas C. Lazaris
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-72193-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-10165-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-72194-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 530
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 440 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“The 530 pages of ‘Clinical Genitourinary Pathology: a case-based learning approach’ offers a comprehensive and superbly illustrated coverage of the most common diseases in genitourinary pathology pathology. The numerous illustrations have been carefully chosen from the editor’s personal archive to support and ex-tend the information given in the text. I am sure that this book will be the first in a long series of case-based learning volumes in all aspects of surgical pathology.” (European Society of Pathology Newsletter, 2018)

“Pathology, is a constantly evolving medical discipline, with new entities and new molecular data being incorporated in everyday practice. … this book presents with a useful case-based approach all important topics on Genitourinary Pathology. It can be read pleasantly chapter by chapter, for a global view, or as a quick reference during diagnosis. Its inclusion in the Pathology Laboratory library would benefit all: residents, young and senior Pathologists.” (Anna Batistatou, Journal of Surgical and Molecular Pathology, Vol.4 (1), 2018)