Bone marrow is the tissue present inside long bones, and is responsible for producing different types of blood cells. As it is present inside the bones the surface area makes it one of the most widely distributed organs in the human body. It contains stem cells, the base for producing red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and other blood components.
A bone marrow biopsy can determine whether an individual’s bone marrow is healthy and making normal amounts of blood cells. Therefore, it is used to diagnose and monitor blood and marrow diseases, including some cancers.
The pelvic bone is the most common site for obtaining a bone marrow biopsy sample. However, the sample can also be collected from the sternum (breast bone) or the lower leg bone.
Rarely complications like excessive bleeding, infection, and increased pain at the site of biopsy can occur.
Latest Publications and Research on Bone Marrow Aspiration and BiopsyA case with pancytopenia: the role of cytomorphology. - Published by PubMed
18F-FDG PET/CT Findings in a Patient With Sweet Syndrome Associated With Myelodysplastic Syndrome. - Published by PubMed
Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal procedures in children. - Published by PubMed
Pre-medication with sublingual fentanyl did not relieve pain associated with bone marrow aspiration and biopsy: A randomized feasibility trial. - Published by PubMed
Ultrasound: a new tool for precisely locating posterior iliac crests to obtain adequate bone marrow trephine biopsy specimen. - Published by PubMed