How do you identify mitoses?

Q. How do you identify mitoses in histology slides?

A. Great question. This is something pathologists have to do a lot and nobody really talks about what specifically makes a mitotic figure.

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Leukoerythroblastotic reaction


Here’s a long term: leukoerythroblastotic reaction. Despite its length, it’s a pretty good term, because it describes a reactive condition in which you see young red cells (erythroblasts) and young white cells (leuko-) out in the peripheral blood. (more…)

Where do you see Auer rods?


Q. In which type of AML do you see the most Auer rods?

A. Auer rods are elongated structures seen in malignant cells of the neutrophil lineage. (more…)