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Bone Marrow Trephine Biopsies from Posterior Superior Iliac Crest in Living Neonates.
  • Sandip Bartakke,
  • Umesh Lukade,
  • Shrividya Sethuratnam
Sandip Bartakke
Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital
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Umesh Lukade
Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital
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Shrividya Sethuratnam
Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital
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Abstract

Cytopenias are common among neonates in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Although, bone marrow aspirations (BMA) are often performed as part of diagnostic work up but trephine marrow biopsies (BMB) have not been reported from living neonates. BMB is indispensable to accurately assess the cellularity and architecture. There is paucity of literature regarding the technique of BMB in neonates. In this report, for the first time, we describe trephine BMB from Posterior superior iliac crest (PSIC) using 18 guage BMA needle in six living neonates admitted to NICU where bone marrow biopsy findings helped in understanding the underlying mechanism and diagnosis of cytopenias.

Peer review status:Published

18 Nov 2020Submitted to Pediatric Blood & Cancer
18 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed
18 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
18 Nov 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
01 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
02 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
22 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
22 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
22 Dec 20201st Revision Received
23 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
24 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
23 Jan 2021Published in Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 10.1002/pbc.28893