About this book
This book is intended as a practical bench manual phological abnormalities in renal diseases, and for the hospital pathologist who wishes to have where appropriate these have been illustrated. access to a simple informative account of renal Although the main emphasis is on the pathology, pathology, particularly for the interpretation of the relevant clinical aspects of the conditions cov percutaneous needle biopsy specimens. I n addition ered are included in recognition of the fact that we trust it will be valuable to physicians working renal disease is an area in which correlation of the in the field of renal disease, for whom the interpre clinical and histopathological findings is particularly tation of renal biopsy material is directly relevant to important in reaching an informed diagnosis. patient management. Whilst a comprehensive coverage more appro priate to a larger text has not been attempted, the Acknowledgements text has been planned to give an adequate account of the more important non-neoplastic disease pro We would like to thank the technical staff of the cesses and their pathological appearances in the Histopathology Laboratories of The London Hos kidney. Points of difficulty in interpretation and dif pital Medical College, The Hospital for Sick Chil ferential diagnosis are covered both in the text and in dren, Great Ormond Street, and Guy's Hospital the illustrations.