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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2020 February;72(1):109-13

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-2249.19.03627-0

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Ex-vivo confocal fluorescence microscopy for rapid evaluation of renal core biopsy

M. Carmen MIR 1 , Bernardo BANCALARI 2, Ana CALATRAVA 3, Juan CASANOVA 1, Jose-Luis DOMINGUEZ ESCRIG 1, Miguel RAMIREZ-BACKHAUS 1, Alvaro GOMEZ-FERRER 1, Argimiro COLLADO 1, Augusto WONG 1, Immaculada IBORRA 1, Onofre SANMARTI 2, Jose RUBIO-BRIONES 1

1 Department of Urology, Fundacion Instituto Valenciano Oncologia, Valencia, Spain; 2 Department of Dermatology, Fundacion Instituto Valenciano Oncologia, Valencia, Spain; 3 Department of Pathology, Fundacion Instituto Valenciano Oncologia, Valencia, Spain



Small renal mass incidentally diagnosed are common findings nowadays due to the widespread of imaging. Renal mass biopsy is still underutilized by urologists due to its non-diagnostic rates. Confocal microscopy allows for rapid imaging of fresh tissue samples. We report the feasibility of using confocal technology for determining the quality of the renal core at renal mass biopsy on 4 consecutive cases at our institution.


KEY WORDS: Nephrons; Surgery; Watchful waiting; Kidney neoplasms; Biopsy

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