Annales de Biologie Clinique


Cup-like blasts from different lineage: two clinical cases Volume 80, issue 6, November-December 2022


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1 Department of Clinical Laboratory, Shangyu People’s Hospital of Shaoxing, Shangyu, China
2 School of Medical Technology and Information Engineering, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China
3 Laboratory Medicine Center, Department of Clinical Laboratory, Zhejiang Provincial People’s Hospital (Affiliated People’s Hospital, Hangzhou Medical College) Hangzhou China
4 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Nanjing Lishui District Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China
5 Department of Clinical Laboratory, South China Hospital, Health Science Center, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China
Correspondance : J. Liu

A 65-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with the presentation of fever and pharyngalgia. Initial hematological results showed leukocyte of 232 × 109/L, hemoglobin (Hb) concentration of 12 g/dL, and platelet count of 38 × 109/L. Peripheral blood smear revealed 98% blast cells with medium size, 10% blast cells with prominent nuclear invaginations, identified as cup-like blasts. Bone marrow smear revealed hypercellular with 90% blasts, and 10% blast cells with cup-like blasts (figure 1A, red [...]