Korean J Med.  2015 May;88(5):598-601. 10.3904/kjm.2015.88.5.598.

Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage after Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy in an Essential Thrombocythemia Patient

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. dycho@kyuh.ac.kr

Abstract

Bone marrow examination is useful in the diagnosis and staging of hematologic disease. This procedure is generally considered safe; however, there are several adverse events associated with bone marrow biopsy. The most frequent and serious adverse event is hemorrhage. Risk factors include coagulopathy, myeloproliferative disorders, and anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications. Most hemorrhage is local hematoma; however, infrequently retroperitoneal hemorrhage occurs. In the case of massive hemorrhage, operation or angiographic embolization may be required. We report on a case of retroperitoneal hemorrhage after bone marrow aspiration and biopsy in an essential thrombocythemia patient.

Keyword

Bone marrow examination; Hemorrhage
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