for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Orange, California
study started
estimated completion
Jaime Landman



The purpose of this research study is to create a prospectively maintained, multicenter database of patients undergoing renal biopsy for renal masses performed percutaneously (through skin), via an 18 gauge biopsy needle (.048 inches). In this database, the investigators will collect and maintain the data from the biopsy procedure. This will allow us to evaluate our experience with this procedure as well as to participate in multi-institutional collaborative studies in the future. At University of California Irvine, the investigators routinely biopsy patients with renal masses under real-time ultrasound control. Percutaneous renal biopsy under ultrasound guidance is a routine procedure performed to diagnose renal mass histopathology. The safety and efficacy of this procedure has been well documented in the literature. The indications for percutaneous renal biopsy have expanded as there has been a substantial increase in the number of renal masses that are being diagnosed, and the acceptance of percutaneous biopsy continues to expand in parallel. The biopsy procedure is part of your normal standard of care and if not being done for this research project.


Renal Cortical Neoplasms Renal Biopsy In-office, Percutaneous Renal Biopsy


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Must be undergoing standard percutaneous renal biopsy
  • Patients must be ≥18 years of age
  • Must be able to understand and render voluntary, written informed consent

You CAN'T join if...

  • Patients <18 years of age
  • Pregnant women
  • Coagulopathy
  • Active urinary tract infection


  • Universty of California Irvine Medical Center
    Orange California 92868 United States

Lead Scientist

  • Jaime Landman
    Professor, Urology. Authored (or co-authored) 255 research publications


accepting new patients by invitation only
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University of California, Irvine
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