Ureteral retrograde brush biopsy

Alternative Names

Biopsy – brush – urinary tract; Retrograde ureteral brush biopsy cytology; Cytology – ureteral regrograde brush biopsy

Definition of Ureteral retrograde brush biopsy

Ureteral retrograde brush biopsy is a procedure in which tissue from the kidney or ureter (tube that connects a kidney to the bladder) is removed for examination.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Louis S. Liou, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Urology, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/11/2010

Kidney anatomy
Kidney - blood and urine flow
Ureteral biopsy

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