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Renal biopsy and pregnancy.
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PMID:  11349167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to review our experience with renal biopsy in pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed 18 renal biopsies performed during pregnancy or in the immediate postpartum period at the University of North Carolina. Indications, histopathologic findings, complications, and neonatal outcome were reviewed for each case. RESULTS: Fifteen patients underwent biopsy during the antepartum period and 3 in the postpartum period. Only 5 patients had the classic histopathologic preeclamptic lesion glomeruloendotheliosis confirmed. There were 7 identifiable renal hematomas after biopsy; 2 patients required blood transfusion. There were 4 intrauterine fetal deaths in this series; it is presumed that none were a result of the biopsy. CONCLUSION: Renal biopsy in pregnancy is a morbid procedure and should be considered only if it offers the opportunity to make a diagnosis other than severe preeclampsia in a patient remote from term.
J A Kuller; N M D'Andrea; M J McMahon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  184     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-11     Completed Date:  2001-06-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1093-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599-7516, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy / adverse effects
Fetal Death
Fetal Growth Retardation
Gestational Age
Hematoma / etiology
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Kidney / pathology*
Kidney Diseases / etiology
Medical Records
Postpartum Period
Pre-Eclampsia / pathology
Pregnancy Outcome

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