Smith & Tanagho's General Urology, Eighteenth Edition,
provides in a concise, well-organized format the information necessary for
the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases managed by urologic
surgeons. The book is current, to the point, and readable.
Medical students will find this book useful because of its
concise, easy to follow format and organization and its breadth of
information on common diseases urologists see and manage. Residents, as well
as practicing physicians in urology, family practice, or general medicine
will find it an efficient and current reference, particularly because of its
emphasis on diagnosis and treatment.
eighteenth edition has been completely updated with clinical information and
current references. The reader will find this edition is written in an
uncomplicated, straightforward manner that provides relevant clinical
information and guidelines for diagnosis and management of urologic
conditions. Chapters on chemotherapy of urologic tumors, neoplasms of the
prostate, and vascular interventional radiology have all undergone extensive
revision. For this edition, we have added a chapter on the timely topic of
robotic surgery in urology.
Many illustrations and
figures have been modernized and improved with color being added. The
classic fine anatomic drawings demonstrate well the important clinical
This edition is dedicated to Professor
Emil A. Tanagho, who served as the principal editor of this text since the
eleventh edition. His untiring efforts have made this book one of the
leading sources of information for students, trainees, and urologists around
the world. In addition to English, the book has been published in Chinese,
French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and
We greatly appreciate the patience and
efforts of our McGraw-Hill staff, the expertise of our contributors, and the
support of our readers.
Jack W. McAninch, MD,
Tom F Lue, MD, FACS, ScD (Hon)