Renal biopsy in diffuse renal-disease - experience with a 14-gauge automated biopsy gun

Tung, K.T. and Downes, M.O. and O'Donnell, P.J. (1992) Renal biopsy in diffuse renal-disease - experience with a 14-gauge automated biopsy gun. Clinical Radiology, 46 (2). pp. 111-113. ISSN 0009-9260. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The diagnostic and complication rates of 104 percutaneous renal biopsies performed for diffuse renal disease in native kidneys were retrospectively reviewed. Biopsies were performed by one radiologist using continuous ultrasound guidance and a 14-gauge biopsy needle in an automated gun (Biopty TM, Radiplast TM, Uppsala). 103 of 104 (99%) biopsies resulted in adequate tissue for a definitive histological diagnosis which improves on previously published diagnostic rates. Four patients (3.8%) experienced transient macroscopic haematuria. There were two symptomatic peri-renal haematomas, both of whom required transfusion, and one arterio-venous fistula which was successfully embolized (total 2.9%) significant complications). Our results compare favourably with results using more conventional techniques. We suggest that use of real-time ultrasound with the 14-gauge Biopty needle should be the method of choice for percutaneous renal biopsy in adults.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2009 20:56
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 14:20
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22262 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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