ESPR uroradiology task force and ESUR Paediatric Work Group - Imaging recommendations in paediatric uroradiology, part VI: Childhood renal biopsy and imaging of neonatal and infant genital tract: Minutes from the task force session at the annual ESPR Meeting 2012 in Athens on childhood renal biopsy and imaging neonatal genitalia

Michael Riccabona, Maria Luisa Lobo, Ulrich Willi, Fred Avni, Beatrice Damasio, Lil Sofie Ording-Mueller, Johan Blickman, Kassa Darge, Frederika Papadopoulou, Pierre Hugues Vivier

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Abstract

The European Society of Paediatric Radiology Uroradiology Task Force and the ESUR Paediatric Work Group jointly publish guidelines for paediatric urogenital imaging. Two yet unaddressed topics involving patient safety and imaging load are addressed in this paper: renal biopsy in childhood and imaging of the neonatal genital tract, particularly in girls. Based on our thorough review of literature and variable practice in multiple centers, procedural recommendations are proposed on how to perform renal biopsy in children and how to approach the genital tract in (female) neonates. These are statements by consensus due to lack of sufficient evidence-based data. The procedural recommendation on renal biopsy in childhood aims at improving patient safety and reducing the number of unsuccessful passes and/or biopsy-related complications. The recommendation for an imaging algorithm in the assessment of the neonatal genital tract focuses on the potential of ultrasonography to reduce the need for more invasive or radiating imaging, however, with additional fluoroscopy or MRI to be used in selected cases. Adherence to these recommendations will allow comparable data and evidence to be generated for future adaptation of imaging strategies in paediatric uroradiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-502
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Children
  • Genital tract malformations
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Recommendations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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