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Objective: To review the bone marrow biopsies to see pattern of leukemia and anemias.
Material and Methods: Retroseptive descriptive laboratory-based study conducted in the Pathology Department of
Naseer Teaching Hospital, Peshawar from January 2014 to December 2014. Records of all patients were retrieved
and data extracted. Inclusion criteria was availability of peripheral smear and complete bone marrow biopsy reports.
Excluded were those with history of allergy to any medications or pregnancy.
Results: Age group 10-39 years represented 61.79% of patients were referred for bone marrow biopsies. 1.6 times
more males were subjected to bone marrow biopsies than females. Anemia was the most common peripheral cytopenia
followed by thrombocytopenia and leukopenia. ALL was found to be the most common pathology found in bone
marrow reports followed by Hemolytic Anemia and other malignancies.
Conclusion: It is a simple and reliable procedure to diagnosis different hematological diseases . Also is an effective
diagnostic tool when routine investigations fail to make conclusive diagnosis.
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