The value of bone marrow examination in the staging of Hodgkin's lymphoma: a review of 955 cases seen in a regional cancer centre.

@article{Howell2002TheVO,
  title={The value of bone marrow examination in the staging of Hodgkin's lymphoma: a review of 955 cases seen in a regional cancer centre.},
  author={Sacha J Howell and Mark Grey and James Z. Chang and Godfrey R Morgenstern and R. A. Cowan and David P Deakin and John Radford},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={2002},
  volume={119 2},
  pages={408-11}
}
Bone marrow aspirates (BMA) and trephine biopsies (BMT) are commonly performed in the staging of patients with newly diagnosed Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) but the value of these procedures is controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of the blood count and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) for bone marrow involvement (BMI) and the influence of BMI on stage and prognostic score. A retrospective analysis of 955 patients with newly diagnosed HL entered into… CONTINUE READING
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