The current role of percutaneous biopsy in the evaluation of renal masses.

@article{Herts1995TheCR,
  title={The current role of percutaneous biopsy in the evaluation of renal masses.},
  author={Brian R Herts and Mark E. Baker},
  journal={Seminars in urologic oncology},
  year={1995},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={254-61}
}
Percutaneous biopsy of intraabdominal masses is a safe and accurate means of obtaining a tissue diagnosis without surgical exploration. It is often sufficient to determine treatment plans and in many instances, obviates the need for surgery. Percutaneous biopsy of renal masses has traditionally had a limited role in the United States. However, with a recent increase in the detection of small renal masses because of the widespread use of abdominal computed tomography (CT), there is an increasing… CONTINUE READING

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