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Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy in Rejection Diagnosis

  • D. Hughes

Abstract

Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of renal allografts has become established as a safe, rapid and reliable addition to the range of clinical and laboratory procedures available for investigating the complex differential diagnosis associated with early post-transplant dysfunction. The technique has evolved mainly over the last two decades, having first been described by Pasternack in 1968 and Pasternack et al. in 1975. However, the current popularity of the procedure, both for routine monitoring and as a research tool, owes much to the publication of practical guidelines and subsequent work of Hayry and von Willebrand (1981) in Helsinki.

Keywords

Renal Allograft Transplant Proc Acute Cellular Rejection Renal Allograft Recipient Renal Allograft Rejection 
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