Use of computerized tomography to evaluate bleeding after renal biopsy

Nephron. 1980;26(5):240-3. doi: 10.1159/000181992.


Perirenal bleeding following biopsy was assessed in 25 consecutive cases using computerized axial tomography (CT) scanning. Perirenal hematomas were found in 15 patients (60%). In 8 patients the hematomas were moderate or large in size. There was no correlation between the clinical findings, fall in hemoglobin, presence of macroscopic hematuria and the finding of perirenal hematoma by CT scanning.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Biopsy / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Hematoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Kidney Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*