This book is an example of the recent trend to system-specialization that is developing in pathology, several decades later than in the clinical specialties. Hematopathology and neuropathology have led the way and renal and hepatic pathology are now developing along similar lines. Hospital pathologists must be increasingly prepared to upgrade their efforts in renal pathology to match the requirements of the specialist-clinician.
This volume covers the general field of renal pathology in a pattern that reflects the long-time interests of the authors. The 16 chapters begin with a review of the development of the normal kidney and the changes associated with aging. Chapters on renal malformations and cystic disease are followed by detailed accounts of metabolic disorders and stone formation. Additional chapters cover acute renal failure, glomerulonephritis, infections, dysproteinemias, vascular disorders, and tumors. The final section is a discussion of microdissection and immunohistologic techniques. Each chapter provides information on the