Aspiration and Biopsy: Bone Marrow for Parents
A bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are performed to examine bone marrow, the spongy liquid part of the bone where blood cells are made.
Meconium Aspiration for Parents
Meconium aspiration can happen before, during, or after labor and delivery when a newborn inhales a mixture of meconium and amniotic fluid. Although it can be serious, most cases are not.
Joint Aspiration (Arthrocentesis) for Parents
A joint aspiration (arthrocentesis) involves withdrawing (aspirating) a sample of fluid from a joint using a needle and syringe.
Lungs & Respiratory System for Parents
Learn about problems that can affect breathing.
Ganglion Cysts for Parents
Ganglion cysts are lumps that, most commonly, appear on the back of the wrist. These cysts are not cancerous and are easily treated.
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Parents
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is the use of a machine to do the work that the heart and lungs normally do.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) for Parents
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of childhood cancer. Because it develops and gets worse quickly, prompt treatment is very important. With treatment, most kids are cured.
Lymphoma for Parents
Lymphoma is cancer that begins in the body's lymphatic tissue. It's a common type of cancer in children, but most recover from it.
What Is Interventional Radiology (IR)? for Parents
Interventional radiology (IR) is a way for doctors to treat problems like vascular anomalies and tumors.
Osteomyelitis for Parents
Osteomyelitis is a bone infection that can happen when germs enter an open wound. The easiest way to prevent it is to keep skin clean.