Comparison of three methods to obtain percutaneous needle core biopsies of a renal allograft.

Abstract

During 280 renal transplant biopsy procedures, 440 biopsy cores were obtained using three techniques: blind vertical pass, ultrasonographic guidance and ultrasonographic guidance with immediate specimen examination by stereoscopic microscopy. The success rates per procedure in obtaining renal cortex by blind vertical pass, ultrasonographic guidance and… (More)

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