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Advances in Anatomic Pathology:
doi: 10.1097/PAP.0b013e31825c693a
Book Review

High-Yield Pathology: Uropathology

Renshaw, Andrew MD

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Baptist Hospital Miami, FL

The author has no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Authors: Zhou M, Netto GJ, Epstein JI

Publishers: Elsevier Saunders

Year/ISBN: 2012, 978-1-4377-2523-0

Organization: By anatomic site

Readability: Detailed outline

Pictures: Extensive

Strengths: Inclusiveness, organization, images

Price: $199

Pages: 539

Commentary:

There are many pathology textbooks available today, from in-depth specialty tomes to general pathology texts. A pathologist has many choices when deciding on which textbook he or she will not only buy but ultimately also refer to when faced with a difficult case. Sometimes a textbook will seem to be useful when I am examining it at a conference, yet in the privacy of my office I will almost never refer to it when stuck with a difficult case.

Having said that, this text, one of a series of texts in the High-Yield Pathology series, seems likely to be one that I actually use. Like the other texts in the series, the book is constructed as a series of in-depth outlines for each entity covering definition, clinical features, and pathology. Strength of the text are the images, which are uniformly in color, sharp, and representative of the essential pathology. The authors clearly took their time in deciding which images to include for this series.

The text covers all of genitourinary pathology, including both non-neoplastic and neoplastic diseases of the prostate, kidney, bladder, testis, and external genitalia. The outlines are easy to navigate and include histology, immunohistochemistry, ancillary studies, and major differential diagnoses, including pertinent differences for each differential. For the practicing pathologist, it would seem that everything that one needs to refer to in a difficult case is presented in single place with a minimum of fuss. For most lesions the information here would be enough to correctly classify the case, and for those of very rare and unusual cases, it is unclear if one could find the necessary information to correctly classify the case even in more detailed textbooks.

The only quibble I have is organizational—the renal tumors of children are interspaced between tumors of adults—that does not reflect how I would go about either thinking about this group of tumors or searching for them. Nevertheless, this is an excellent outline and reference atlas for all of genitourinary pathology.

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Andrew Renshaw, MD

Baptist Hospital, Miami, FL

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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