Nephrology

Biopsy Complications

August 31, 2011
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Here are some complications from a renal biopsy: 7.5 – 19.5%   MINOR: Microscopic/Gross hematuria Peri-renal hematoma Subcapsular hematoma but rarely causes AKI AV Fistula 15%   MAJOR: Hemodynamic instability AKI Need for transfusion Need for intervention (renal abscess, AV fistula, large hematoma) – eg, embolization 1.5%, urgery 0.1-0.4% Nephrectomy 0.06% Death

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