7 July 2022 (Thursday) - "Bloody Awful"

As I came in to work for a night shift a colleague asked me to look down the microscope and asked me what I thought. I said I thought it looked “bloody awful” and refused to be drawn any more than that. Back in the day I would have been rather more forthcoming, but in this era of flow cytometry it seems that morphology is less and less of a diagnostic too.

It transpired that my professional opinion of “bloody awful” was spot on. It was a case of Richter’s syndrome; a rare  transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) into an aggressive lymphoma.

I was right to say “call out the consultant”.

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