Efficiency of laparoscopic-assisted renal biopsy.


BACKGROUND This study was made to present our experience and results with transperitoneal laparoscopic-assisted renal biopsy (LARB) in Nagoya University Hospital as a good alternative for open renal biopsy. METHODS 21 patients (14 male, 7 female, mean age 58 years, range 21-83 years) were unsuitable for percutaneous renal biopsy. Therefore, they underwent… (More)