All these are true about the procedure in which this needle is used except:
A. No breath-holding is required for the procedure
B. Platelet count of less than 40,000 is a contraindication
C. It is useful is diagnosis of infiltrative and granulomatous disorders
D. It can be done in both prone and lateral positions
Ans: B. Platelet count of less than 40,000 is a contraindication
(Ref: Dacie Practical Hematology 101e p163)
- The given image is of Jamshidi bone marrow biopsy needle.
- Severe thrombocvtopenia is not a contraindication to bone marrow aspiration, as long as prolonged pressure is applied to the site to prevent bleeding.
- Bone marrow aspiration is used in diagnosis of conditions responsible for low platelet counts.