The detailed and comprehensive observations presented in this book on acquired cystic disease of the kidney and renal cell carcinoma in dialysis patients are drawn from the authors nearly three decades of experience. Beginning with the first clinical case in 1978 and including subsequent follow-up studies and questionnaires, the volume is an excellent clinical reference for practicing physicians. As the author makes clear, it is essential that examination before operations for renal transplantation should include imaging of the original kidneys. Extensive use of color illustrations and numerous case studies assist the reader in understanding the nature of acquired renal cystic disease and renal cell carcinoma, how they are diagnosed, and how screening should be conducted for renal cell carcinoma in dialysis patients. This essential information has never been more important than now, in view of the growing number of hemodialysis patients.