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Journal of Hematopathology

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 127–128 | Cite as

Nonconventional morphology in plasma cell leukemia

  • Daniel P. Larson
  • Adam J. WoodEmail author
  • James D. Hoyer
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Abstract

Plasma cell leukemia is a rare malignancy with a poor outcome. Nonconventional morphology of circulating plasma cells is rare, but few case reports do exist. We present such a case that emphasizes the importance of integrating flow cytometric immunophenotyping to confirm the diagnosis.

Keywords

Plasma cell leukemia Nonconventional  morphology 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

References

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    Fernández De Larrea C, Kyle RA, Durie BGM, Ludwig H, Usmani S, Vesole DH et al (2013) Plasma cell leukemia: consensus statement on diagnostic requirements, response criteria and treatment recommendations by the International Myeloma Working Group. Leukemia 27(4):780–791CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Laboratory Medicine and PathologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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