Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy of Percutaneous Renal Tumour Biopsy.

@article{Marconi2016SystematicRA,
  title={Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy of Percutaneous Renal Tumour Biopsy.},
  author={Lorenzo Marconi and Saeed Dabestani and Thomas B. L. Lam and Fabian Hofmann and Fiona Stewart and John D T Norrie and Axel Bex and Karim Bensalah and Steven E. Canfield and Milan Hor{\'a} and Markus Antonius Kuczyk and Axel Stuart Merseburger and Peter F. A. Mulders and Thomas B Powles and Michael Staehler and Borje Ljungberg and Alessandro Volpe},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2016},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={660-673}
}
CONTEXT The role of percutaneous renal tumour biopsy (RTB) remains controversial due to uncertainties regarding its diagnostic accuracy and safety. OBJECTIVE We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the safety and accuracy of percutaneous RTB for the diagnosis of malignancy, histologic tumour subtype, and grade. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Library were searched for studies providing data on diagnostic accuracy and complications of percutaneous… CONTINUE READING