Percutaneous biopsy of renal cell carcinoma underestimates nuclear grade.

  title={Percutaneous biopsy of renal cell carcinoma underestimates nuclear grade.},
  author={Aaron J Blumenfeld and Khurshid Guru and Gerhard J Fuchs and Hyung L. Kim},
  volume={76 3},
OBJECTIVES To assess the accuracy of renal biopsy for predicting the final nuclear grade and histologic subtype. Small renal masses can be safely observed in select patients who are poor surgical candidates. Renal biopsy may help identify patients who are candidates for observation. METHODS A total of 81 patients (29 female, 52 male) underwent percutaneous biopsy of their renal mass with ultrasound or computed tomography guidance. Percutaneous 18-gauge biopsy cores were obtained, and all… CONTINUE READING
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