Bone Marrow Aspiration

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Bone Marrow Aspiration by Mind Map: Bone Marrow Aspiration

1. Takes a sample of bone marrow from the bone

2. Bone marrow is a spongy tissue

3. Doing this procedure can test if someone has leukemia.

4. This procedure can also be used to obtain marrow cells for transplantation.

5. Bone marrow procedures can also detect uncommon conditions, both cancerous and noncancerous, including abnormal proteins.

6. The most frequent site for obtaining bone marrow is the pelvic bone

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8. A bone marrow aspiration consists of inserting a special needle into a bone and withdrawing the marrow by suction.

9. Most bone marrow aspirations are performed to diagnose various conditions that affect the different types of blood cells