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Diagnostic Pathology: Genitourinary
  1. Th H Van der Kwast,
  2. A Evans
  1. Department of Pathology, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Th H Van der Kwast, Department of Pathology, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, 11E220, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto M5G 2C4, Canada; theo.vdkwast{at}

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Edited by Mahul B Amin, Jesse K McKenney, Satish K Tickoo, Gladell P Paner, Steven S Shen, Elsa F Velazquez, Antonio L Cubilla, Jae Y Ro, Victor E Reut. Published by Amirsys Publishing, Altona, 2010, pp 1000, hardback, $299. ISBN-13 978-1-931884-28-0

Diagnostic Pathology: Genitourinary is the second book in Amirsys's new Diagnostic Pathology series after Diagnostic Pathology: Gastrointestinal. The books follow the same new concept, characterised by a large number of high-quality pictures, and succinct bulleted texts of short sentences, highlighting the epidemiology, clinical implications, gross and microscopic features, ancillary pathology techniques, including the growing field of molecular genetics, differential diagnosis and major clinical findings. The book further provides outlines of the handling of gross specimens with recommendations on how to achieve optimal results for staging purpose as well as checklists for reporting on the various specimens. I would like to congratulate the authors, all authorities in their field, with the results of their efforts, which have produced a book that competes well with other recent books of reference in the same field. Not only does it take a good concept to write an excellent book like this; it also takes the involvement of dedicated …

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.