The histological evaluation of the renal parenchyma is often essential in cases of several renal diseases and provides useful information in determining the prognosis and guiding treatment. In patients with contraindications to percutaneous kidney biopsy, retroperitoneal laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) is to be preferred as a minimally invasive technique. However, there are cases in which the LESS technique is difficult to perform, especially given that the learning curve is not optimal. We present a case of a Jehovah’s Witness patient with severe obesity, in whom conventional retroperitoneal laparoscopic renal biopsy was preferred to the LESS technique.
Retroperitoneoscopic renal biopsy: still a good indication! / Micali, Salvatore; Dandrea, M; DE CARNE, Cosimo; Martorana, Eugenio; DE STEFANI, Stefano; Cappelli, Gianni; Bianchi, Giampaolo. - In: UROLOGIA. - ISSN 0391-5603. - STAMPA. - 81 (4):(2014), pp. 246-248. [10.5301/uro.5000054]