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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70

Bone marrow aspiration using 18g lumbar puncture needle: Correspondence


1 Private Academic Contulant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Shantou Medical Center, Shantou, China
3 Department of Community Medicine, Dr DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Date of Submission28-Dec-2021
Date of Decision06-Jan-2022
Date of Acceptance12-Jan-2022
Date of Web Publication28-Apr-2022

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip
Private Academic Contulant, 26 Bangkok 112, Bangkok 101330
Thailand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/joah.joah_178_21

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Mungmunpuntipantip R, Sai Tin SM, Wiwanitkit V. Bone marrow aspiration using 18g lumbar puncture needle: Correspondence. J Appl Hematol 2022;13:70

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Mungmunpuntipantip R, Sai Tin SM, Wiwanitkit V. Bone marrow aspiration using 18g lumbar puncture needle: Correspondence. J Appl Hematol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 May 17];13:70. Available from: https://www.jahjournal.org/text.asp?2022/13/1/70/344259



Dear Editor,

We would like to share ideas on the publication “Bone marrow aspiration (BMA) using 18g lumbar puncture needle: Can it be an alternative to conventional bone marrow needle?”[1] Panda et al. concluded that “he 18G LP needle can be easily adopted for BMA and could be a great help in significantly reducing pain and complications in patients undergoing BMA.[1]” We agree that the alternative technique might be useful. However, there are some considerations. The success of the procedure might also depend on the experience of the practitioner.[2] For general practitioners, who has not much experience, the standard technique, might be more appropriate. The design of needle might be for a specific purpose. Although there is no significant problem of dry tap and broken needle in this report. The discussion on the specific material composition of the needle is needle.[3] The study is small and there might be problems if a larger study is conducted. Finally, it is also interesting to compare to the cost of alternative to conventional techniques.

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Panda S, Besra K, Kar A, Dasnayak G, Dash S, Samantaray S, et al. Bone marrow aspiration using 18g lumbar puncture needle: Can it be an alternative to conventional bone marrow needle? J Appl Hematol 2021;12:147-52.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Busarla SV. Bone marrow aspiration in resource poor environment: Our experience in Kenya. J Clin Pathol 2015;68:488-90.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.
Pedersen LM, Nordin H, Nielsen H, Lisse IM. Needles for bone marrow examination. Ugeskr Laeger 1994;156:2723-4, 2727-8.  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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