Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1278--1281

Retroperitoneum: A forgotten and fatal aspect of kidney biopsy


Azharuddin Mohammed1, Prashanth Manjanabil2, Dominic deTakats2 
1 Renal Unit, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, United Kingdom
2 Renal Department, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Azharuddin Mohammed
Renal Department, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3NE
United Kingdom

A kidney biopsy is an important tool for nephrologists in the diagnosis of renal conditions, but not without the risk of bleeding due to its invasive nature. There is abundance of literature on bleeding complications secondary to this procedure in high-risk patient groups such as amyloidosis and chronic hypertension. An undefined and unrecognized risk is a peritoneal penetration. We report here a case where, despite adequately preparing a patient for a kidney biopsy, distortion of the peritoneum and retroperitoneum from previous surgery resulted in a fatal outcome. This was due to loss of peritoneal integrity and the consequent loss of local anatomical hemostatic mechanism.


How to cite this article:
Mohammed A, Manjanabil P, deTakats D. Retroperitoneum: A forgotten and fatal aspect of kidney biopsy.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2014;25:1278-1281


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Mohammed A, Manjanabil P, deTakats D. Retroperitoneum: A forgotten and fatal aspect of kidney biopsy. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Jun 25 ];25:1278-1281
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