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Case 239 - Discussion

Uploaded: 2011-11-12, Updated: 2011-11-12





Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Involving Bone Marrow

  • DLBCL in the bone marrow may mimic acute leukemia occasionally. However, on the aspirate smear, the DLBCL cells tend to have more polymorphism and less open chromatin, compared with myeloblasts. Another hint is that frequent lymphoglandular bodies are present in the background, as seen in this case.