Renal biopsy: Still a landmark for the nephrologist.

  title={Renal biopsy: Still a landmark for the nephrologist.},
  author={Luca Massimiliano Visconti and Valeria Cernaro and Carlo Alberto Ricciardi and Viviana Lacava and Vincenzo Pellican{\`o} and Antonio Lacquaniti and Michele Buemi and Domenico Santoro},
  journal={World journal of nephrology},
  volume={5 4},
Renal biopsy was performed for the first time more than one century ago, but its clinical use was routinely introduced in the 1950s. It is still an essential tool for diagnosis and choice of treatment of several primary or secondary kidney diseases. Moreover, it may help to know the expected time of end stage renal disease. The indications are represented by nephritic and/or nephrotic syndrome and rapidly progressive acute renal failure of unknown origin. Nowadays, it is performed mainly by… CONTINUE READING


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