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Ultrasonography and CT Guided Percutaneous Renal Biopsy in Diagnosis of Renal Parenchymal Diseases
International Journal of Medical Imaging
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 114-129
Received: Oct. 23, 2015; Accepted: Nov. 3, 2015; Published: Nov. 19, 2015
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Atef Hammad Teama, Radiodiagnosis & Medical Imaging Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
Kamal Mohamed Okasha, Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
Sameh Ahmed Khodair, Radiodiagnosis & Medical Imaging Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
Rehab Mohamed EL-Nagar, Radiodiagnosis & Medical Imaging Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
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Objective: to evaluate the role of US &CT guided percutanous renal biopsy (PRB) in diagnosis and monitoring of renal parenchymal diseases. Patients &Methods: This study included 30 patients who were presented by and/or known cases of renal parenchymal disease referred for US and/or CT guided PRB for etiological & histopathological diagnosis. The histopathological results were correlated with clinical, US & laboratory data for each patient. Results: Out of those 30 patients; 29 patients had adequate PRB (29/30) (96.7%) for histopatholgical diagnosis. Out of those 29 patients; 23 showed increase in renal cortical echogenicity (13 with GI, 8 with GII, &2 with GIII) & 6 cases showed normal echogenicity (G0). The lupus nephritis was the most accounted diagnosis (16/29) (55.2%)(7 with GI, 5 with GII, 4 with G0 cortical echogenicity). The glomerular changes were depicted in 25 cases (13 with GI, 7 with GII, 2 with GIII, 3 with G0), tubular changes in 21 cases (10 with GI, 7 with GII, 2 with GI, 2 with G0), and interstitial changes in 24 cases (12 with GI, 8 with GII, 2 with GIII, 2 with G0). Post biopsy complications (minor) were accounted only in 2 cases (2/30) (6.7%). Conclusions: Ultrasound PRB is the standard method for most non-focal renal biopsies as it has the advantage of real-time needle placement without radiation & fundamental procedure for diagnosis, monitoring &treatment of RPD. US and CT guided PRB is generally considered safe with minimal risk.
Ultrasound Guided, Renal Biopsy, CT Guided, Renal Parenchymal Disease
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Atef Hammad Teama, Kamal Mohamed Okasha, Sameh Ahmed Khodair, Rehab Mohamed EL-Nagar, Ultrasonography and CT Guided Percutaneous Renal Biopsy in Diagnosis of Renal Parenchymal Diseases, International Journal of Medical Imaging. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 114-129. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmi.20150306.13
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