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.

Translated title of the contributionThe reliability of needle puncture in the diagnosis of benign renal cysts?
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)51-56
Number of pages6
JournalUrologe - Ausgabe A
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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