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Bone marrow aspiration

Jreptile

Synonym(s): Bone marrow biopsy


Introduction

  • To obtain a bone marrow sample as an aid to diagnosis.

Uses

  • Diagnosis of non-regenerative anemias, leukemias, any non-responsive cytopenia and pancytopenias.
  • Adjunct to the staging of neoplastic diesease such as lymphoma.

Advantages

  • Not a difficult procedure.
  • Samples can be obtained from the femur or tibia of lizards, crocodilians, and perhaps, some chelonians.

Disadvantages

  • One random sample could miss focal or multifocal disease.
  • Risk of iatrogenic bone fracture in patients with low bone density.
  • Not possible to obtain bone marrow sample by aspiration in snakes; need to surgically remove a rib for evaulation in these species.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Campbell T W (2015) Bone Marrow Collection and Evaluation.​ In: Exotic Animal Hematology and Cytology. 4th edn. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 187.
  • Hernandez-Divers S J (2006) Diagnostic Techniques. In: Reptile Medicine and Surgery. 2nd edn. Ed: Mader D R. Saunders-Elsevier, USA. pp 490-532.
Reproduced with permission from Terry W Campbell: Exotic Animal Hematology and Cytology © 2015, published by John Wiley & Sons.

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