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World J Orthop. Jul 18, 2011; 2(7): 57-66
Published online Jul 18, 2011. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v2.i7.57
Table 2 Ultrasound-guided tissue biopsy: indications and contraindications
Solitary bone lesion with indeterminate imaging characteristicsInfection on overlying site
New bone lesion in patient withknown primary tumorRash on overlying site (relative)
Determine tumor recurrenceUncorrected bleeding diathesis (relative)
Evaluate etiology of vertebralbody compression fractureDecreased platelet count (relative)
Determine infectious organismin chronic woundInaccessible site (relative)
Determine infectious organismin osteomyelitis