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Table 2 Comparison of plasma cell count recorded in bone marrow biopsy (BMB), bone marrow aspirate (BMA) and by computer-assisted image analysis (CIA) according to clinical stage

From: Combined evaluation of bone marrow aspirate and biopsy is superior in the prognosis of multiple myeloma

Clinical stage
  I, II III P
BMB 44.68 ± 23.5 51.01 ± 26.12 0.239
BMA 27.26 ± 16.0 34.67 ± 17.88 0.136
CIA 35.54 ± 28.0 54.06 ± 31.02 0.008