WIE ZUVERLASSIG IST DIE NADELPUNKTION ZUR DIAGNOSE BENIGNER RENALER ZYSTEN?

Translated title of the contribution: The reliability of needle puncture in the diagnosis of benign renal cysts?

P. Probst, Ch Zollikofer, W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga

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Abstract

Confirmation of the diagnosis of a benign renal cyst through needle puncture is being reported with increased frequency. The puncture reveals either a clear, cloudy or blood fluid, or no fluid at all. The authors analyze 88 of their own and 805 cyst punctures from the literature. A benign cyst was always present when the aspirated fluid was clear (763 cases). When the aspirated fluid was cloudy or bloody (130 cases) a malignant kidney tumor was found in 35% of the cases. Complications from cyst punctures are described. The authors feel that needle puncture is a highly effective method in the differential diagnosis of renal masses. It can also be used when multiple cysts are present on one or both sides.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)51-56
Number of pages6
JournalUrologe - Ausgabe A
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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Probst, P., Zollikofer, C., & Castaneda-Zuniga, W. R. (1979). WIE ZUVERLASSIG IST DIE NADELPUNKTION ZUR DIAGNOSE BENIGNER RENALER ZYSTEN? Urologe - Ausgabe A, 18(2), 51-56.