2 January 2018 (Tuesday) - WTF is this ?

A very interesting article from the Lablogatory people appeared in my in-box today. Entitled “Lymphocytosis Can Be Anything”, it featured the above picture. Diagnoses based on that morphology ranged from marginal zone lymphoma, hairy cell leukemia/variant, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and mantle cell lymphoma.

The correct diagnosis was obtained via flow cytometry. It was… well I don’t really care what the correct answer was. If you *really* want to know, click the link and find out. But this illustrates a valuable point. I’ve been saying for years that you can’t identify a condition from the morphology alone.

In many ways morphology is becoming yesterday’s techonology…

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