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Renal Mass Biopsy

Indications, Risks, Technical Aspects and Future Trends

  • Raymond J. Leveillee
  • Merce Jorda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Brian T. Kadow, Jeffrey John Tomaszewski, Miki Haifler, Alexander Kutikov
    Pages 13-30
  3. Julio Slongo, Michael W. McDonald, Nainesh Parikh, Wade J. Sexton, Philippe E. Spiess, Vladimir Mouraviev
    Pages 41-69
  4. Raymond J. Leveillee, Scott Peairs, Morgan W. Nields
    Pages 71-102
  5. Roshan M. Patel, Zhamshid Okhunov, Devaraju Kanmaniraja, Chandana Lall, Jaime Landman
    Pages 103-115
  6. Luiz Paulo de Lima Guido, Fiona Hanly, Britney Escobedo, Merce Jorda, Andre Pinto
    Pages 135-166
  7. Arthi Satyanarayan, Brett A. Johnson, Jeffrey A. Cadeddu
    Pages 167-175
  8. Alireza Aminsharifi, Thomas J. Polascik
    Pages 195-207
  9. Luiz Paulo de Lima Guido, Fiona Hanly, Britney Escobedo, Andre Pinto, Merce Jorda
    Pages 209-243
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 245-250

About this book


This text presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art approach to renal mass biopsy, and reviews current techniques for obtaining samples, proper tissues processing, indications for biopsy, and treatment outcomes. Sections address preliminary issues faced by urologists, pathologists, interventional radiologists, oncologists, and nephrologists who may be initially reconsidering the role for RMB including clinical decision making, financial considerations, misconceptions, sampling errors, and understanding limitations. Basic techniques and set-up, navigational tools, and tips and tricks to maximize sampling and avoid complications is also included. Sections also address patient selection, pre-biopsy considerations, technical aspects of the most common techniques and equipment, and image guidance systems. Pathological considerations include role of fine needle aspirations, touch preparation, core biopsies, immunohistochemistry, and classification schemata. The text concludes with chapters on future directions and improvements in diagnostic imaging, future developments in optical biopsies (confocal microscopy), and ancillary studies on renal masses.

Written by experts in the field of urology and pathology, Renal Mass Biopsy is your go to resource for techniques and outcomes for the treatment of renal masses. 


solid kidney mass Renal insufficiency Urine Aquaporin FNA Confocal Microscopy Oncocytic neoplasms

Editors and affiliations

  • Raymond J. Leveillee
    • 1
  • Merce Jorda
    • 2
  1. 1.Bethesda Center for Advanced RoboticsBethesda Hospital East Bethesda Center for Advanced RoboticsBoynton BeachUSA
  2. 2.Miller School of MedicineUniversity of Miami Health SystemMiamiUSA

About the editors

Raymond J. Leveillee, MD, FRCS-G

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL




Merce Jorda, MD, PhD, MBA

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Miami, FL


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Renal Mass Biopsy
  • Book Subtitle Indications, Risks, Technical Aspects and Future Trends
  • Editors Raymond J. Leveillee
    Merce Jorda
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-36035-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-36038-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-36036-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 250
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urology
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