What is the role of biopsy in the preoperative assessment of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC)?

Updated: Mar 11, 2019
  • Author: Ronald J Cohen, MB, BCh, PhD, FRCPA, FFPATH; Chief Editor: Liang Cheng, MD  more...
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The use of preoperative diagnosis by percutaneous needle core biopsy has shown 78-98% accuracy for determining the histological subtype of renal tumors, even in masses smaller than 5 cm in maximal diameter. [30, 31, 32]


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