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Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy - 2

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 31, PAGE NO: 45JANET COPP, CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST, HAEMATOLOGY, OLDCHURCH HOSPITAL, ROMFORD, ESSEXIt is usual to perform a bone marrow aspiration and trephine biopsy together. The main reason for performing an aspiration without a trephine biopsy is to monitor disease response during a course of treatment, for example, acute 'leukaemia.

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