Contraindications for percutaneous biopsy

What are the contraindications for percutaneous biopsy?

There are no absolute contraindications for IPNB. Consideration of performance of a biopsy must be carefully weighed against the risks of the procedure. There are several relative contraindications, which in some cases may preclude the performance of a percutaneous biopsy. Relative contraindications for percutaneous needle biopsy include:

  • • Coagulopathy that cannot be adequately corrected.
  • • Hemodynamic instability or severely compromised cardiopulmonary function.
  • • Patient inability to cooperate or to be adequately positioned for the procedure.
  • • Lack of a safe pathway through tissues to the lesion.
  • • Pregnancy (when image guidance requires exposure to ionizing radiation).

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