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Renal Biopsy

  • Anil K. Mandal

Abstract

The development of a percutaneous technique to procure a small piece of tissue from one of the two kidneys has become a cornerstone in the study of renal parenchymal disease. Studies of renal biopsy using light, electron, and immunofluorescence microscopy have produced an evolutionary change in the practice of renal medicine. The knowledge gained from the study of live renal tissues has enabled clinicians to deliver better medical care to patients with renal diseases. To attain an understanding of renal pathology—particularly expertise with the delicate electron microscope—and of the various technical and medical skills used to prolong uremic patients’ lives by dialysis and transplantation requires considerable ability and time; consequently the practice of nephrology (renal medicine) has emerged as a separate subspecialty.

Keywords

Renal Biopsy Percutaneous Biopsy Elastic Tissue Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome Membranous Glomerulonephritis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil K. Mandal
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  1. 1.Renal Electron Microscopy Laboratory and Staff Physician, Medical Service Veterans Administration HospitalUniversity of Oklahoma College of MedicineOklahoma CityUSA

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