Wednesday, October 7, 2009

57 - Sezary cell

*Sézary cells are medium to large lymphocytes with ceribriform nuclei and scant cytoplasm. The nucleus has been said to resemble a monocyte nucleus. 

*An atypical T lymphocyte that contains vacuoles filled with mucopolysaccharide.

*It is a characteristic finding in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and its variants and present in the peripheral blood of patients with Sézary syndrome. Clusters of these cells in the epidermis is called Pautrier's microabscess.

*Also known as:
-Pautrier's abscess
-Lutzner's cells
-Sézary-Lutzner cells.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent photo of the cell of sézary. I has helped very much, thank you very much and remains so.

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