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Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2011 Sep;22(5):1012-3.

Page kidney following renal allograft biopsy - early recognition and treatment.

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  • 1Department of Urology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, India.


Ultrasound- guided percutaneous allograft renal biopsy is commonly done to evaluate graft dysfunction. Complications of renal biopsy are usually minor, and major complications occur only in less than 1% cases. We report a case of allograft renal biopsy which caused a subcapsular hematoma, Page kidney and deterioration of graft function. This was diagnosed by computed tomography (CT) scan, and early surgical intervention led to complete recovery.

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