Lymphocyte Morphology

  • Antonio Subtil


Reactive as well as malignant lymphocytes exhibit a wide variety of morphologies. In the evaluation of lymphoid infiltrates, it is important to be familiar with both histomorphology and proper terminology. Specific lymphocyte morphologies are often one of the criteria in the definition of several lymphomas.


Lymphocyte Histomorphology Cytology Terminology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Subtil
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  1. 1.Dermatology and PathologyYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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