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bone marrow biopsy

(1) The insertion of a large-bore needle with a removable stylet into the iliac crest or sternum, to aspirate a sample of bone and bone marrow.

Evaluation of the marrow for leukaemia, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, anaemia and pancytopaenia.

(2) Commonly, the term bone marrow biopsy also refers (incorrectly) to the bone marrow examination itself.
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bone mar·row bi·op·sy

(bōn marō bīop-sē)
Process whereby bone marrow is aspirated with a needle or trocar for microscopic examination.
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bone marrow biopsy

A sample of marrow usually taken from the crest of the pelvis at the back under local anaesthesia using a broad stout needle attached to a syringe. Marrow biopsies allow diagnoses of the various forms of ANAEMIA, of failure of red cell production (aplastic anaemia), of reduced white cell production (AGRANULOCYTOSIS) and of the various kinds of white cell cancer (LEUKAEMIA).
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Bone marrow biopsy

A procedure in which cellular material is removed from the pelvis or breastbone and examined under a microscope to look for the presence of abnormal blood cells characteristic of specific forms of leukemia and lymphoma.
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Background: This study was conducted to identify the different acquired causes of anemia on the basis of bone marrow examination in children admitted to the pediatric Unit of Rehman Medical Institute Peshawar.
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Objective: To determine the frequency of different causes of pancytopenia on bone marrow examination.
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