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What's the origin of the name jamshidi (the bone marrow aspiration needle)?

What's the origin of the name jamshidi (the bone marrow aspiration needle)?

Khosrow jamshidi: Khosrow jamshidi is an iranian hematologist who invented the jamshidi needle. ...Read more

Bone Marrow (Definition)

Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more


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What exactly is a bone marrow aspiration?

What exactly is a bone marrow aspiration?

Sampling of marrow: This is a removal of the liquid marrow within the bone. A needle is inserted through the skin and then into the bone. From this site, marrow is withdrawn. The bone typically used is the hip bone. The marrow looks like blood, but is made up of a very different group of cells. ...Read more

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Do bone marrow aspiration hurt?

Do bone marrow aspiration hurt?

During and After: I had bone marrow aspirated twice. Under local anesthesia the answer is kinda - it is the most unusual sensation and feels like someone is sucking the marrow out of your hip. While it was unpleasant, it was not terrible. As a bone marrow donor the answer is yes post-operatively the areas of the hips are very sore while there is no pain while the bone marrow is aspirated under general anesthesia? ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a spinal tap and a bone marrow aspiration?

Is there a difference between a spinal tap and a bone marrow aspiration?

YES!!!: You are confused because they are both done on your back but a spinal tap is to obtain the liquid that in in your nervous system around your spine and brain. A bone marrow aspiration is done in the iliac bone to obtain a sample of cells inside the bone cavity where blood cells develop and grow. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a spinal tap and a bone marrow aspiration?

Completelt different: Spinal tap is done by putting a needle to the lumbar( lower back area) spinal canal space- to obtain cerebro spinal fluid. Bone marrow aspiration is done on the pelvic bone/hip bone - by putting a needle into the bone- going to the marrow space and aspirate the blood part inside the bone ( i.e. Marrow). The indication, procedure, technique, etc area different. Completely different procedures. ...Read more

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What is diagnosed with a bone marrow aspiration?

What is diagnosed with a bone marrow aspiration?

BONE MARROW ASPIRATE: Bone marrow aspirations are done to determine whether or not a patient has, for example, leukemia, anemia, bone cancer, multiple myeloma and other diseases, and to confirm certain diagnoses. ...Read more

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Counting 500 cells manually in an bone marrow aspiration there are 14 percent plasma cells what does this mean?

Counting 500 cells manually in an bone marrow aspiration there are 14 percent plasma cells what does this mean?

Plasma cell cancers: Normal bone marrow has 10% could suggest plasma cell cancers. Definitive diagnosis, however, should be interpreted in the context of other data such as immunofixation. Smoldering multiple myeloma has >10% plasma cells (malignant cells) in BM without end organ damage. Amyloidosis and some lymphoma can also have elevated plasma cells in BM. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 y/o male and i'm getting a bone marrow aspiration and byopsie. How badly will this hurt?

I'm an 18 y/o male and i'm getting a bone marrow aspiration and byopsie. How badly will this hurt?

Not too bad!: As someone who has donated bone marrow, i can tell you that the procedure is quite comfortable, and the next day felt like mild low back pain which i was able to control with tylenol. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pls hematologist opinion blast cells less than 1 percent but 14 percent plasma cells in bone marrow aspiration means?

Pls hematologist opinion blast cells less than 1 percent but 14 percent plasma cells in bone marrow aspiration means?

Difficult to tell.: From my reading, a blast percentage of 6% is needed for a sure diagnosis of acute leukemia. Toxins, allergies, infections, diabetes, liver disease, inflammation, and anemias can all cause a leukeamoid reaction that causes plasmacytosis in the bone marrow usually lower than 20% but sometimes up to 50%. Immunohistological studies can give more information. Need more info like blood cell counts. ...Read more

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Why is dry tap found during bone marrow aspiration in patients with leukemia?

Why is dry tap found during bone marrow aspiration in patients with leukemia?

Dry Tap: This refers to the physician not being able to aspirate any liquid bone marrow when obtaining a sample. This can be caused by chemotherapy causing the bone marrow to be empty, scarring of the bone marrow (fibrosis), prior radiation to the area of the procedure, and sometime to persistent or recurrent leukemia. ...Read more

Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more