Handbook of Renal Biopsy Pathology, 2nd ed. 2008
Alec J. Howie
This handbook shows how a diagnosis can be reached on a renal biopsy specimen and what information taken from a specimen is clinically significant and helpful. It shows how the diagnosis can be made starting from simple information, the clinical indication for biopsy, followed by interpretation of changes seen in the specimen. The emphasis is on common conditions and on the rule that diseases give characteristic clinical features. Essential information needed for an understanding of renal disorders is given simply and concisely. This includes accounts of the clinical presentation of renal disorders, their causes and pathogenesis, and their likely outcome. Other features include practical tips on the differentiation between possible diagnoses and information about eponyms.