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Bone Biopsy

A bone biopsy is a technique in which bone specimens are extracted to discover if cancer or additional abnormal cells are present. A bone biopsy simulates the external layers of bone, and a bone marrow biopsy implicates the innermost portion of the bone. It is of two types: open biopsy and needle biopsy.

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I have IgM MGUS without symptoms of WM. What is the further treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46 years old and I was diagnosed with IgM MGUS at low concentration last month. I am worried about the bone marrow results coming next week. My GP referred me to a hematologist. I do not have the symptoms of WM but hematologists suggest a bone marrow biopsy and CT scan excludes lymp...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamal Kant Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on the reports, you have IgM MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance). But we need to confirm it by doing a bone marrow biopsy and it should be less than 10 percent clonal lymphoplasmacytic or plasma cells in the bone marrow. About one percent of pe...  Read Full »

Why does bone marrow aspiration and biopsy report differ?

Query: Hi doctor, Bone marrow aspiration twice showed hypercellular bone marrow with overgrowth of WBC and megakaryocytes with all stages of maturing including micro-megakaryocytes. But at the same time, the second BMA during bone marrow biopsy showed normocellular bone marrow. Is something like that possi...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have not mentioned the age of the patient, peripheral smear, and CBC (complete blood count) findings. You mentioned that bone marrow was showing overgrowth of the WBC (white blood cells) and micro megakaryocytes. So, it is a myeloproliferative condition. Here, cli...  Read Full »

Can multiple myeloma be diagnosed only by doing blood tests and X-rays?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 63 year old male. I have been recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma. My doctor, who is listed as a hematologist or oncologist, said that I must undergo chemotherapy asap. His diagnosis was based solely on bloodwork and a full skeletal x-ray. There was no MRI or PET scan or bone ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Blood tests can provide compelling indications of myeloma; however, a marrow biopsy remains essential for confirmation. While a diagnosis can be reasonably presumed, it's imperative to undergo a bone marrow biopsy prior to commencing treatment. If visible on an X-ray, bo...  Read Full »

How long would I have to take antibiotics for P. acnes infection?

Query: Hi doctor, Four months before, I was diagnosed with P. acnes infection. It resulted from a shoulder stabilization 12 months earlier. I have had two surgeries for this. One to take the biopsies which diagnosed the infection and another to remove the sutures and clean out the shoulder joint. My surge...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your surgeon should have removed the anchors in your first surgery as they are a possible contamination source. But, three months on antibiotics with no complete cure is too much time as most patients resolve in a few weeks. I suggest that you take another bone biopsy a...  Read Full »

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