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Open Access Case Report

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous renal biopsy-induced accessory renal artery bleeding in an amyloidosis patient

Qing Zhang*, Yongqiang Ji, Tianwei He and Jianping Wang

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Department of Nephrology, Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital, Qingdao University Medical College, Yantai 264000, China

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Diagnostic Pathology 2012, 7:176  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-176

Published: 11 December 2012

Abstract

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous renal biopsy is an important technique for diagnosis of glomerular diseases, and the biopsy-induced life-threatening bleeding rarely happens. Primary systemic amyloidosis is a rare disease which may lead to organ dysfunction including arterial stiffness. The accessory renal artery is a kind of renal vascular variation which goes into the renal parenchyma directly or via the renal hilum. Here we reported a rare case of percutaneous renal biopsy-induced accessory renal artery life-threatening bleeding in a renal amyloidosis patient, and our experience of successful rescue in this patient.

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Keywords:
Kidney; Biopsy; Amyloidosis; Accessory renal artery; Hemorrhage