Lymphoma and plasma cell neoplasms
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Morphologic clues to diagnosis



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Nikhil Sangle, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Sangle N. Morphologic clues to diagnosis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lymphomamorph.html. Accessed May 26th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Small cells, round: CLL / SLL
  • Small / intermediate cells with atypia: Mantle cell lymphoma (irregular), MALT lymphoma (monocytoid)
  • Intermediate cells: follicular lymphoma (cleaved), Burkitt lymphoma (noncleaved, prominent nucleoli), lymphoblastic lymphoma (fine chromatin)
  • Large cells: diffuse large B cell lymphoma, mycosis fungoides or Sezary syndrome (cerebriform), anaplastic large cell lymphoma (pleomorphic)
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