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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
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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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