• blood cells
  • It tends to occur in populations of Mediterranean and Southeast Asian descent, and results from the abnormal production of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying pigment of red blood cells. (readabstracts.com)
  • Beta thalassemia is a chronic genetic disorder of the blood that is characterized by severe hemolytic anemia, the rupture of red blood cells leading to a decreased capacity of the blood to carry oxygen. (readabstracts.com)
  • This disorder results from the abnormal production of beta chains, which are a portion of the oxygen-carrying pigment of red blood cells called hemoglobin. (readabstracts.com)
  • Lymphoma
  • Aspiration does not always represent all cells since some such as lymphoma stick to the trabecula, and would thus be missed by a simple aspiration. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • Because CTCs are present not only in patients with metastatic disease but also in those at stage I to III cancer, these cells may represent an undetected spread of the tumor and serve also as a prognostic marker ( 7 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • solid
  • Frequently, a trephine biopsy is also obtained, which yields a narrow, cylindrically shaped solid piece of bone marrow, 2mm wide and 2 cm long (80 μL), which is examined microscopically (sometimes with the aid of immunohistochemistry) for cellularity and infiltrative processes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The needle is then advanced with a twisting motion and rotated to obtain a solid piece of bone marrow. (wikipedia.org)
  • cancer
  • Early metastasis in node-negative breast cancer indicates that breast cancer cells obviously can bypass the lymph nodes and disseminate directly hematogenous to distant organs. (aacrjournals.org)