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Case 206 - Discussion

Uploaded: 2011-09-22, Updated: 2011-09-22


Follicular Lymphoma Cells in Peripheral Blood

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

  • The lymphoma cells are typically slightly larger than normal mature lymphocytes and have deep cleft nuclei, smooth condensed chromatin and scant cytoplasm.