Home About us Current issue Ahead of Print Back issues Submission Instructions Advertise Contact Login   

Search Article 
Advanced search 
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Users online: 3321 Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Table of Contents   
Year : 1999  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152-156
Kidney Biopsy in Jordan: Complications and Histopathological Findings

Nephrology Department, King Hussein Medical Center, Amman, Jordan

Correspondence Address:
Mohamad Ghnaimat
Department of Nephrology, King Hussein Medical Center, P.O. 540708, Abu-Nusair, Amman
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 18212424

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

In this retrospective study, we reviewed the medical records, and histopathology findings of 191 patients who underwent renal biopsies at King Hussein Medical Center (KHMC) during a four-year period (1993-97). All were performed using Tru-Cut needles under ultrasound guidance. There were 119 males (62.3%) and 72 females (37.7%); the mean age was 29.1 years (range 5-76 years). Side effects of the renal biopsies included pain at the site of he biopsy in 17 (8.9%), gross hematuria in six (3.1%) and hematuria requiring blood transfusion in one (0.5%) patient. Nephrotic syndrome was the most common indication for biopsy followed by acute renal failure of unknown etiology. Among the nephritic patients, minimal change disease and post-infectious glomerulonephritis (GN) were the commonest findings in children below the age of 15 years, membrano-proliferative GN ranked first in adults whole membranous GN and amyloidosis were more common in the elderly. WE conclude that renal biopsy was associated with a n acceptably low rate of complications in our practice, and that the patterns of renal histology vary slightly from those reported from other countries.

Print this article  Email this article

  Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
   Citation Manager
  Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded455    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal