Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

ARTICLES
Year
: 2004  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 300--304

Ultrasound-guided Biopsy of Native and Transplanted Kidneys


Sydney Tang, Kar Neng Lai 
 Division of Nephrology, University Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China

Correspondence Address:
Sydney Tang
Division of Nephrology, University Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
China

Percutaneous renal biopsy is a valuable tool in the definitive diagnosis of a variety of kidney diseases. Advances in the design of biopsy needles as well as the availability of real-time ultrasound guidance for the procedure, has greatly reduced complication rates. In this review, we summarize the contemporary practice of real-time ultrasound-guided percutaneous biopsy of the native and transplant kidneys. Practical tricks in enhancing this method of biopsy are presented. Non-percutaneous techniques in specific settings are also discussed.


How to cite this article:
Tang S, Lai KN. Ultrasound-guided Biopsy of Native and Transplanted Kidneys.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2004;15:300-304


How to cite this URL:
Tang S, Lai KN. Ultrasound-guided Biopsy of Native and Transplanted Kidneys. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2004 [cited 2020 Sep 18 ];15:300-304
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