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Volume 23-1, Spring 2013

Commissioned paper

Looking at kidneys (and beyond)


Gross pathology of the most common lesions in the urinary tract of companion animals

by Ilze Matise

The aim of this paper is to systematically review the most commonly encountered gross lesions in the urinary tract of companion animals, addressing their gross appearance and giving a brief pathogenesis. Veterinary practitioners may encounter these lesions during exploratory laparotomy, tumour excision or post-mortem necropsy. It has to be emphasized that severe clinical disease will not always manifest itself with severe gross or even microscopic lesions. ...

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