In the last 15 years the working group Experimental Urology, a part of the German Society of Urology, has developed from its relatively modest beginnings into a strong and vital forum. The present book, the second volume in the series Investigative Urology, contains contributions by primarily German urologists on the entire range of experimental work in urology and related fields. The editors hope that the result will be the creation of a platform for the open discussion of all scientific ideas concerning new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in urology, whether conservative or surgical. Forty-three contributions report developments in urological oncology, neurophysiology, urolithiasis, and other fields of oncology and are often interdisciplinary. Both basic and clinical research is covered. The book will be of great interest to all scientific urologists, oncologists, neurophysiologists, endocrinologists, and pathologists. It is a synopsis of all the scientific attitudes currently constituting urology in Europe. There are no comparable books available which comprehensively cover experimental issues in urology.
This book is thus an excellent basis with which scientifically active urologists around the world obtain comprehensive information. Not least importantly, this book is intended to set a sign for permanent development and to encourage all those engaged in experimental urology to undertake increased international cooperation.