Definitions for "Bone Marrow Biopsy"
The removal of a small sample of tissue from the bone marrow (usually from the hip) with a large needle. The cells are examined under a microscope to determine how much of the bone marrow is affected by cancerous cells. A bone marrow biopsy is usually done at the same time as a bone marrow aspiration.
a procedure in which a solid, small piece of bone marrow tissue is removed by needle from the marrow cavity for study.
The removal of a sample of bone marrow and a small amount of bone (usually from the hip) through a large needle. At least two samples are taken. The first is by aspiration (suction with a syringe). The second sample is a core biopsy to obtain bone marrow together with bone fibers. After the needle is removed, this solid sample is pushed out of the needle with a wire. Both samples are examined under a microscope to look for diseases, abnormalities, and a blood cell count.
a diagnostic procedure that evaluates the deficiencies and excessive production of any one of these elements