Office-Based Renal Mass Biopsy Safe
Office-based ultrasound-guided renal mass biopsy (RMB) is a safe and efficacious procedure for managing appropriately selected patients with small renal masses, according to investigators.

“It potentially offers improved dynamic characterization of solid renal mass, greater convenience to patients, as well as cost savings,” a team led by Chirag N. Dave, MD, of the Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Michigan, concluded in a paper published online ahead of print in Urology.

Dr Dave and his colleagues studied a retrospective cohort of 108 patients who underwent office-based ultrasound-guided RMB from April 2010 to October 2015. The study population had a median age of 69.5 years; 64.8% of patients were male.