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Bone marrow aspiration

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Abstract

Procedure for obtaining a bone marrow sample for cytology.

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Klima needle Klima needle
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Jamshidi needle Jamshidi needle
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Figure 1 Place the animal in sternal recumbency with both hindlimbs pushed tightly under the body
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Figure 2 Insert the needle into the widest and most dorsal aspect of the iliac crest. Drawn by S.J. Elmhurst BA Hons (www.livingart.org.uk) and reproduced with her permission
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Figure 3 Insert the needle into the greater tubercle of the proximal humerus
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Figure 4 In medium to large dogs, the needle can be inserted on the craniolateral flattened aspect of the proximal humerus. Drawn by S.J. Elmhurst BA Hons (www.livingart.org.uk) and reproduced with her permission
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Figure 5 Insert the needle into the trochanteric fossa. Drawn by S.J. Elmhurst BA Hons (www.livingart.org.uk) and reproduced with her permission
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Figure 6 Gradually advance the needle using steady and very firm pressure
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Figure 7 Release the plunger as soon as any blood-coloured material appears in the hub of the syringe
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Figure 8 Sample handling

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