Three Plasma Cells. One at left center is elliptical in shape with an eccentrically located nucleus, deep basophilic blue cytoplasm containing a clear area adjacent to the nucleus and several vacuoles. Its nuclear chromatic is dense with a few less dense areas scattered throughout. Below it is an oval shaped plasma cell with similar features except for the vacuoles. At top edge is a Binucleated Plasma Cell. Its nuclear chromatin is less dense than the other plasma cells. A progranulocyte is at the center. It is large with a high nuclear/cytoplasm ratio, blue cytoplasm with prominent red-purple granules (azurophilic, primary) granules and a nucleus with evenly distributed chromatin. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Marrow - 100X
Image ID: 0148-011
Copyright 1995-2010 - Carden Jennings Publishing Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. The material available at this site is for educational purposes only and is NOT intended for any diagnostic, clinically related, or other purpose. Carden Jennings Publishing Co., Ltd., assumes no responsibility for any use or misuse of this material and makes no warranty or representation of any kind with respect to the material available at this site.