Renal (kidney) biopsy

What is Renal (kidney) biopsy?

Renal biopsy is a process that is used for obtaining small chunks of kidney tissues for observation under a microscope. It is also known as the kidney biopsy. It is usually perf...

How does it help?

Renal biopsy is performed when other modes of diagnosis fail and are unable to provide the required information. Usually, the procedure is safe and may provide valuable informat...

How is it done?

What are the benefits and risks of this procedure?

This procedure has various advantages, but as any other surgery, it also has a few risks associated with it.

The advantages of the biopsy are:

  • It helps in finding out the fault in the kidneys.
  • The procedure gives a correct line-up for the treatment of the disorder.
  • It helps in avoiding unnecessary treatments.
  • The procedure helps in av...

Usually, a patient undergoing renal biopsy does not experience any severe complications. A few not so serious complications that might come along with the renal biopsy procedure are bleeding, and pain and infection at the incision site.

Developing an infection after the procedure and risk of potential internal damage to the targeted organ or nearby areas are the major limitations of this procedure.

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