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Case 212 - Discussion

Hematopathology Case


Circulating Follicular Lymphoma Cells in Peripheral Blood

  • Circulating follicular lymphoma cells are occasionally noted in the peripheral blood and are often few in number; In a small number of cases, a marked lymphocytosis is present.

  • The lymphoma cells are typically slightly larger than normal mature lymphocytes and have irregular and often deeply cleft nuclei, moderately condensed chromatin, inconspicuous nucleoli, and scant cytoplasm.