Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Interesting cases | 0 comments

Canine Multicentric Lymphoma – Atypical Lymphocytes

Atypical lymphocytes found in the circulating blood from a 8 year old, female dachshund with multicentric lymphoma.

Atypical lymphocytes on larger blood picture x 50 under oil immersion

Peripheral blood lymphocytes,  described as intermediate size atypical cells with round to slightly indented nuclear margins, moderately granular chromatin patterns, single large or occasionally multiple smaller nucleoli and small amounts of basophilic cytoplasm often with perinuclear pale zones.








Atypical lymphocytes x 100 under oil immersion


Cells  like these can now be immunophenotyped on blood and cytology aspirates if required– see

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