Auer rod-like inclusions in a low-grade B-cell leukemia

Alexandra C. Hristov, Andrew Saladino, Victor E. Nava, Christopher Gocke

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Abstract

Auer rods define neoplastic blasts of myeloid origin. However, azurophilic, needle-shaped, Auer rod-like inclusions have rarely been reported in the neoplastic cells of patients with B-cell malignancies, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma. Here, we report a case of low-grade B-cell leukemia most consistent with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma that displayed numerous intracytoplasmic, needle-shaped, azurophilic rods resembling Auer rods. Furthermore, we review the literature on Auer rod-like structures in B-cell neoplasms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-295
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Diagnostic Pathology
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010

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B-Cell Leukemia
B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
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Keywords

  • Auer rod-like inclusions
  • B-cell leukemia

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Auer rod-like inclusions in a low-grade B-cell leukemia. / Hristov, Alexandra C.; Saladino, Andrew; Nava, Victor E.; Gocke, Christopher.

In: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology, Vol. 14, No. 4, 08.2010, p. 292-295.

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Hristov, Alexandra C. ; Saladino, Andrew ; Nava, Victor E. ; Gocke, Christopher. / Auer rod-like inclusions in a low-grade B-cell leukemia. In: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology. 2010 ; Vol. 14, No. 4. pp. 292-295.
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