Complications of percutaneous renal biopsy: a review of 37 years' experience.

@article{Parrish1992ComplicationsOP,
  title={Complications of percutaneous renal biopsy: a review of 37 years' experience.},
  author={Amy Parrish},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  year={1992},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={135-41}
}
Over a period of 37 years we performed renal biopsies 1812 times in 1638 subjects. Tissue adequate for interpretation was obtained in 1593 subjects (88%). Complications occurred in 7% of the total biopsies performed, consisting of gross hematuria lasting for more than 12 hours (3%), pain lasting for more than 12 hours (4%), a palpable hematoma (1%), infection (0.2%), and death (0.2%). Complications were higher when the biopsy yielded unsatisfactory samples (9.5%), although there were no deaths… CONTINUE READING