Which histologic findings are characteristic of hairy cell leukemia (HCL)?

Updated: Sep 16, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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The findings of pancytopenia and splenomegaly in the presence of circulating cells that are TRAP positive and a dry bone marrow aspirate with biopsy material showing infiltration with a mononuclear cells that have a fried-egg appearance are diagnostic of hairy cell leukemia.


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