Renal cyst puncture and abscess formation

Jorge L. Lockhart, Jeff Wacksman, Ralph W deVere White, Robert A. Older, Donald C. Jackson, Irwin S. Johnsrude, James F. Glenn

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Percutaneous needle puncture and aspiration of suspected cystic renal masses may provide accurate diagnosis in selected cases. However, renal cyst puncture is not a totally innocuous procedure and certain complications may be encountered. Report is made of 2 cases of renal cyst puncture followed by abscess formation, necessitating surgical intervention. An improved technique involving surgical preparation of the operative area and utilization of double-needle method of cyst puncture is advocated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-99
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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