Diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography-guided percutaneous biopsy of renal masses.

@article{Schmidbauer2008DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography-guided percutaneous biopsy of renal masses.},
  author={J{\"o}rg Schmidbauer and Mesut Remzi and Mazda Memarsadeghi and Andrea Haitel and Hans Christoph Klingler and Daniela Katzenbeisser and Helene Wiener and Michael J Marberger},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={1003-11}
}
OBJECTIVE Modern imaging modalities increase the detection of small (<or=4 cm) renal tumors, of which about 20% are benign. As a result, minimal invasive treatments, such as radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy, and surveillance strategies are gaining popularity. Information that would be helpful when choosing the most appropriate management strategy for this patient group could be obtained from pretherapeutic image-guided biopsy. METHODS Under computed tomography (CT)-fluoroscopic… CONTINUE READING

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