Bone marrow Aspiration and biopsy is the removal of some bone marrow tissue, which is then examined under the microscope to look for abnormal cells, or may also be tested in other ways.
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 Biopsy
- Copper and Zinc Levels in Myelodysplastic Syndrome Patients versus Healthy Subjects. - Published by PubMed
- The Prognostic Significance of TET2 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in Egyptian Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. - Published by PubMed
- Bone marrow examination in geriatric patients-An institutional experience from the north Himalayan region of India. - Published by PubMed
- [A case of systemic AL amyloidosis diagnosed on muscle biopsy]. - Published by PubMed
- Cardiovascular Diseases And Psychiatric Disorders During The Diagnostic Workup Of Suspected Hematological Malignancy. - Published by PubMed