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    Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy

    Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy

    Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy

    Bone marrow aspiration removes a small amount of bone marrow fluid through a needle put into a bone. Bone marrow biopsy removes a small amount of bone along with bone marrow fluid.

    For this procedure, the person typically lies on his or her side or stomach.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology
    Last Revised November 19, 2012

    Last Revised: November 19, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology

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