The Ultrastructure of Monocytic Leukemia

  • Giorgio Lambertenghi-Deliliers
  • Nicoletta Polli
  • Maria Teresa Nava
Part of the Developments in Oncology Series book series (DION, volume 14)


The concept of a leukemia characterized almost exclusively by malignanc monocyric cells was first suggested in 1913 by Schilling [1] and subsequently included in the FAB classification [2] as M5a (poorly differentiated or monoblastic) and M5b (well differentiated or promonocytic). The existence of such a form was also recognized by Hayhoe [3]. who describes monocytic leukemia as the terminal phase of a spectrum starting from acute granulocytic leukemia and going through the myelomonocync form.


Iron Carbonyl Nonspecific Esterase Monocytic Leukemia Acute Monocytic Leukemia Gingival Hypertrophy 
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  • Giorgio Lambertenghi-Deliliers
  • Nicoletta Polli
  • Maria Teresa Nava

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