Bone Marrow Aspiration

Posted on December 5th, 2001 by

A bone marrow aspiration is a procedure in which a small sample of bone marrow is removed, usually from the hip bone, breastbone, or thigh bone using a needle and syringe. The bone marrow is then examined under a microscope in a laboratory to diagnose cancer and other problems of the bone marrow. This procedure can also be used to obtain marrow for transplantation.

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