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Name two absolute and 4 relative contraindications to renal biopsy
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Contraindications - (Absolute in italics) -

Small hyperechoic kidneys (less than 9 cm), which are generally indicative of chronic irreversible disease
Solitary native kidney
Multiple, bilateral cysts or a renal tumor
Uncorrectable bleeding diathesis
Severe hypertension, which cannot be controlled with antihypertensive medications
Hydronephrosis
Active renal or perirenal infection
Anatomic abnormalities of the kidney which may increase risk (see above)
Skin infection over the biopsy site
An uncooperative patient

Ref - Clinical competence in percutaneous renal biopsy. Health and Public Policy Committee. American College of Physicians. PMID 3341661
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  1. 5 years ago
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Sounds like you already answered the question
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  1. 5 years ago
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I waited for a week for answers, but then i thought there were 133 hits but no replies. Might as well make it worthwhile for anyone reaching this page to get something out of it. Someone with a better answer could post it and start a discussion. Again, early days, lets see.
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  1. 5 years ago
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Yes, we need to publicize your group
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