The Incidental Hematopoietic Evaluation- Microscopic Examination of Routine Orthopedic Surgical Specimens
Jesse S Bond and Candice C Black*
Department of Pathology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon
- *Corresponding Author:
- Candice C Black
Department of Pathology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
NH 03756, Lebanon
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: Mar 21, 2014; Accepted Date: June 04, 2014; Published Date: June 06, 2014
Citation: Bond JS, Black CC (2014) The Incidental Hematopoietic Evaluation – Microscopic Examination of Routine Orthopedic Surgical Specimens. J Blood Lymph 4:122. doi:10.4172/2165-7831.1000122
Copyright: © 2014 Bond SJ, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited..
Routine orthopedic specimens provide a unique opportunity to review the bone marrow of patients. The processing of these specimens differs at different hospitals and has been scrutinized lately due to the recent wave of cost consciousness in health care. We review examples of important unexpected findings in such cases, as well as the benefits of review, in light of studies showing the rarity of such findings.