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Medical augerers have used examination of the urine as one of their major tools for centuries. Before the advent of the needle biopsy of the kidney, the urinary sediment was the only ready access to evaluation of disease of the kidney and collecting system. Although exfoliative cytology of the urine has been useful for evaluating of neoplastic diseases of the collecting system, a broader application to the medical diseases of the kidney has not been widely used. This book attempts to correlate the techniques of cytology with the new wealth of histopathologic information obtained by needle biopsy, and thus emphasize
Atlas of Renal and Urinary Tract Cytology and Its Histopathologic Bases.. Ann Intern Med. ;95:401–402. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-3-401_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(3):401-402.
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