1. Introduction.- 2. General points about renal biopsy specimens.- 3. Technical handling of renal biopsy specimens.- 4.How to look at biopsy specimen: preliminary study.- 5. How to look at a renal biopsy specimen: initial study of the kidney.- 6. Indication for biopsy: nephrotic syndrome.- 7. Indications for biopsy: acute kidney injury.- 8. Indication for biopsy: chronic renal failure.- 9. Indication for biopsy: hematuria.- 10. Indication for biopsy: proteinuria.- 11. Indication for biopsy: renal allograft.- 12. Other indications for biopsy of kidneys.
This handbook provides a short, clear, useful and interesting guide to the findings in renal biopsy specimens. Essential information needed for an understanding of renal disorders is given simply and concisely. The focus is on common conditions. The book is intended to be of practical help primarily to pathologists and trainee pathologists who look at renal biopsy specimens, but also to others who have contact with anyone with renal disorders. The handbook includes more than 240 color illustrations. Other features include practical tips on the differentiation between possible diagnoses and information about eponyms.
Alexander J. Howie, M.D., is Emeritus Professor of Renal Pathology, University College London, London, United Kingdom. He is also part of the Department of Cellular Pathology at the Royal Free Hospital, London. His research interests include renal biopsy pathology, diseases of the kidney, kidney failure, and chronic kidney disease.