Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 138-140

Coexistence of leukemic infiltration and extramedullary hematopoeisis in a lymph node: A cytological diagnosis

1 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Medicine, Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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Department of Pathology, Government Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh - 160 032
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.83476

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Extramedullary hematopoeisis (EMH) occurs when function of the bone marrow is insufficient or destroyed. We report a case of lymph nodal mass in a young patient, diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) as infiltration by leukemia along with features of EMH. FNA smears from axillary lymph node revealed lymphoblasts with hand mirror cell and teat cell morphology. Also seen were occasional megakaryocytes and metamyelocytes.

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