Donor kidney biopsy

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Author: Mikael Häggström [note 1]
Memorization-worthy:[note 2] A donor kidney biopsy may come for frozen sectioning.

Gross processing

Prepare a separate slide for right versus left kidney if applicable.

Microscopic evaluation

Generally evaluate as per local protocol, which generally includes the following parameters, given individually for right and left kidney:


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  2. Further information on what is memorization-worthy or not: Learning pathology

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  1. Schelling JR (2016). "Tubular atrophy in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease progression. ". Pediatr Nephrol 31 (5): 693-706. doi:10.1007/s00467-015-3169-4. PMID 26208584. PMC: 4726480. Archived from the original. . 

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