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Chonnam Med J. 2011 Dec;47(3):181-184. English. Case Report.
Ham YR , Moon KR , Bae HJ , Ju HJ , Jang WI , Choi DE , Na KR , Lee KW , Shin YT .
Renal Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.

Renal biopsy is a crucial method in the diagnosis and treatment of acute renal failure of unknown origin, nephrotic syndrome, suspicious interstitial nephritis, and glomerulonephritis as a possible cause of hematuria or proteinuria. Complications occur in 2% to 8% of patients after percutaneous renal biopsy. Complications include gross hematuria, perirenal hematoma, arteriovenous fistula, aneurysm, injury of other organs, and urine leakage. Urine leakage as a complication after kidney biopsy is rare. We experienced a case of urine leakage into the intra-abdominal cavity after renal biopsy.

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