Kidney biopsy

Kidney biopsy is an essential diagnostic procedure in the field of nephrology. Kidney disease has a noticeable effect on a patient's general health and can also be detected by the blood and urine tests taken. Imaging tests (renal ultrasound, CT scan and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging) provide information for diagnosing kidney disease, but the essential and indisputable test to be able to reach a diagnosis of kidney disease is a kidney biopsy.

This consists of extracting a very small sample of kidney tissue, just a millimetre or so in size, with a special needle. The needle is guided by ultrasound and under local anaesthetic with or without sedation, depending on the characteristics of the patient.

biòpsia renal Vall d'Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 30.01.2022, 19:30
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