Ureteral retrograde brush biopsy - Risks
Biopsy - brush - urinary tract; Retrograde ureteral brush biopsy cytology; Cytology - ureteral regrograde brush biopsy
What the risks are:
Tell your health care provider if you have any allergies to seafood, as these may cause allergic reactions if the contrast dye used during this test is given through a vein (intravenous line).
This test should not be performed in people with acute urinary tract infection or a blockage at or below the biopsy site.
After the test, watch for abdominal pain or flank pain. Report excessive pain, fever, or chills to your health care provider immediately.
A small amount of blood in the urine is normal the first few times you urinate after the procedure. Your urine may look faintly pink. Report very bloody urine or bleeding that lasts longer than three emptyings of the bladder to your health care provider.
- Reviewed last on: 6/11/2010
- 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.
Sagalowsky AI, Jarrett TW. Management of urothelial tumors of the renal pelvis and ureter. In: Wein AJ, ed. Campbell-Walsh Urology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 49.
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