Bone Biopsy: Indications, Techniques, and Complications

David Trueba, B. Peter Sawaya, Hanna Mawad, Hartmut H. Malluche

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Bone biopsy is the gold standard for diagnosing the type and severity of renal osteodystrophy (ROD) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. In this article we review the indications, techniques, and complications of this minimally invasive procedure. The importance of careful preparation is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Dialysis
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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