CT guided renal biopsy - post procedure perirenal hematoma

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Nephropathy demanding further investigation by biopsy of a native kidney.

Patient Data

Age: 56
Gender: Female

CT images show the core-biopsy needle positioned in the lower pole of left kidney. After the biopsy procedure a perirenal hematoma is noted as an immediate complication. 

Case Discussion

This patient stayed for a longer observation period and had no further complications.  

Complications of renal biopsy include:

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Case information

rID: 30719
Published: 30th Aug 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included