US-guided renal transplant biopsy: efficacy of a cortical tangential approach.

  title={US-guided renal transplant biopsy: efficacy of a cortical tangential approach.},
  author={Maitray D. Patel and Carrie J Phillips and Scott W. H. Young and J Scott Kriegshauser and Frederick Chen and William G. Eversman and Alvin C. Silva and Roxanne Lorans},
  volume={256 1},
PURPOSE To describe the cortical tangential approach to ultrasonographically (US) guided renal transplant biopsy and evaluate its efficacy in obtaining sufficient cortical tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS This HIPAA-compliant retrospective study was exempted from review by the institutional review board. Informed consent was not required. The number of core biopsy samples, glomeruli, and small arteries obtained during 294 consecutive US-guided renal transplant biopsies in 254 patients (134 men… CONTINUE READING
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