Percutaneous needle biopsy of the transplanted kidney: technique and complications.

  title={Percutaneous needle biopsy of the transplanted kidney: technique and complications.},
  author={Sameer Omar Huraib and Harry Goldberg and Amos Katz and Carl J Cardella and G A DeVeber and G T Cook and P. Robert Uldall},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={14 1},
Over 11 1/2 years, 420 percutaneous needle biopsies were obtained from the transplanted kidneys of 205 patients at one institution. The procedure was performed by one nephrologist and 55 nephrology trainees. No limit was placed on the number of biopsies performed on one kidney, and the highest number was seven. The complications were macroscopic hematuria in 28 biopsies, prolonged hematuria (greater than 24 hours) in eight, transient anuria in five, and prolonged anuria requiring surgical… CONTINUE READING