This concise, practical guide is structured to reflect the thought process of the practising pathologist. A key feature is the use of algorithms to aid in reaching the correct diagnosis, for both common and complex bladder tumors and tumor-like lesions. Its coverage of diagnostic criteria is in keeping with international standards and best practice, and the practical layout provides quick access to relevant information, integrating conventional histology, immunohistochemical markers and key clinical knowledge. Topics covered include the full spectrum of pathologic conditions that afflict the bladder and urothelium, as well as the pathology of the renal pelvis, ureter and the urethra. Accompanied by numerous images, this is an essential guide for trainee and practising surgical pathologists, urologists and oncologists.
- Provides an integrated approach to bladder cancer diagnosis, combining basic clinical details with conventional histology and immunohistochemical markers
- Contains numerous histologic images and pathologic decision trees to aid the reader in their understanding of the diagnostic process in bladder pathology
- Covers the full spectrum of pathologic conditions afflicting the bladder and urothelium, as well as the renal pelvis, ureter and urethra
1. Urinary bladder
1.1. Basic anatomy and histology
1.2. Inflammatory and tumor-like conditions
1.3. Flat intraepithelial lesions and carcinoma in situ
1.4. Benign papillary neoplasms and inverted papilloma
1.5. Pathology of urothelial carcinoma
1.6. Glandular neoplasms
1.7. Pathology of the urachus
1.8. Squamous cell neoplasms
1.9. Neuroendocrine tumors
1.10. Myofibroblastic proliferations and tumors
1.11. Soft tissue tumors
1.12. Other rare malignancies
1.13. Metastatic and secondary tumors
2. Pathology of the renal pelvis and ureter
3. Pathology of the urethra
4. Immunohistochemistry in urothelial lesions
Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain
Antonio Lopez-Beltran is Director of Anatomic Pathology at the Champalimaud Clinical Center, Lisbon, Portugal, and Professor of Pathology at Cordoba University Medical School, Cordoba, Spain.
Rodolfo Montironi, Università degli Studi di Ancona, Italy
Rodolfo Montironi is Professor of Pathology and Head of the Genitourinary Cancer Program at the Institute of Pathological Anatomy and Histopathology, Polytechnic University of the Marche Region (Ancona) School of Medicine, United Hospitals, Torrette, Ancona, Italy.
Liang Cheng, Indiana University School of Medicine
Liang Cheng is Professor of Pathology and Urology, Director of Molecular Diagnostics and the Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Chief of the Genitourinary Pathology Division, and Director, Fellowship in Urologic Pathology at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.