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

Author: Nikhil Sangle, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 March 2017, last major update February 2011

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Morphologic clues to diagnosis. website. Accessed October 23rd, 2018.
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)