popcorn cell

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popcorn cell 

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popcorn cell


A popular term for a Reed-Sternberg cell variant with a lobulated cloverleaf nucleus, bubbly nucleoplasm, a small acidophilic nucleolus and a small rim of cytoplasm, which is seen in lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma, which bears a striking resemblance to kernels of popcorn. 

Similar (Reider-like) cells may occur in T-cell lymphoma and Pinkus tumour

Synonym Polypoid cell 

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