Semin intervent Radiol 2019; 36(02): 097-103
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1688422
Review Article
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Complications of Percutaneous Renal Biopsy

Kenaz Bakdash
1  Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
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Kristofer M. Schramm
1  Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
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Aparna Annam
1  Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
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Matthew Brown
1  Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
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Kimi Kondo
1  Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
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Jonathan D. Lindquist
1  Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
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Publication Date:
22 May 2019 (online)

Abstract

Percutaneous renal biopsy is widely used for diagnosis, prognosis, and management of nephropathies. Complications may arise after renal biopsy, most commonly in the form of bleeding. Efforts should be taken to optimize modifiable risk factors such as hypertension, thrombocytopenia, and coagulopathy prior to the procedure. Unmodifiable risk factors such as poor renal function, gender, and underlying histologic diagnosis may be used to identify high-risk patients. Delayed presentation of bleeding complications is common, and close clinical follow-up is crucial.