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Table 2 Reasons for not choosing to perform a biopsy

From: Percutaneous needle biopsy for indeterminate renal masses: a national survey of UK consultant urologists

Reasons %
False -ve results 87%
Will not alter management 58%
Tumour seeding 42%
Complications 27%
Pathologist's concern 24%
False +ve results 15%
Unavailability of uro-radiologists 6%