What are the morphologic variants of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Sandy D Kotiah, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) has the following morphologic variants [12] :

  • Hypergranular (classic M3)
  • Microgranular (M3v)
  • Hyperbasophilic
  • PLZF-RAR alpha (M3r)

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