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Kidney biopsy

A kidney biopsy is a procedure to remove a very small piece of kidney tissue to examine under a microscope. This page explains about a kidney biopsy and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have this procedure.

Kidney failure

Acute kidney failure (renal failure) or acute kidney injury is when your kidneys suddenly stop working properly. This means that they are unable to remove salt, water and waste products from the bloodstream.

CT scan

Computerised Tomography (CT) scans are a series of x-rays that are put together to give a 3D picture of the inside of the body. The images that are produced are very detailed and can help doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to distinguish between different types of tissue.