Successful Management of a Rare Complication After Percutaneous Native Renal Biopsy

Yasser W. Al-Mula Abed, Rana S. Hamid, Anupam K. Kakaria, Saif A. Khan, Saja M. Mohammed


Percutaneous renal biopsy is presumed to be a relatively safe procedure that is routinely performed to help in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of various renal parenchymal diseases. It is widely performed by interventional nephrologists and radiologists for certain indications. Here, we report a young man who developed a significant retroperitoneal hematoma and active bleeding due to left 12th intercostal artery injury after a native renal biopsy, with a concomitant renal segmental artery pseudoaneurysm. The bleeding was successfully treated by selective transcatheter arterial embolization with coils.

J Med Cases. 2015;6(9):399-402


Hematoma; Renal biopsy; Renal artery; Pseudoaneurysm; Bleeding; Intercostal artery; Embolization

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