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Bone marrow aspiration

Bone marrow aspiration
A small amount of bone marrow is removed during a bone marrow aspiration. The procedure is quick but uncomfortable, and is generally well-tolerated by both children and adults. The marrow can be studied to determine the cause of anemia, the presence of leukemia or other malignancies, or the presence of some "storage diseases," in which abnormal metabolic products are stored in certain bone marrow cells.




Review Date: 5/21/2012
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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