Renal Mass Biopsy: Always, Sometimes, or Never?

Alexander Kutikov, Marc C. Smaldone, Robert G. Uzzo, Miki Haifler, Gennady Bratslavsky, Bradley C. Leibovich

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Renal mass biopsy is a useful clinical tool; nevertheless, in a majority of patients, renal mass biopsy in its current form does not alter clinical management. Its routine use in all-comers is not indicated outside of clinical protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Urology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • Biopsy
  • Humans
  • Kidney Neoplasms/diagnosis
  • Nephrectomy
  • Patient Selection
  • Watchful Waiting


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