Reed-Sternberg cells

Dr Yair Glick and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Reed-Sternberg cells are a classical finding diagnostic of Hodgkin lymphoma. They are giant, multinucleated cells with abundant pale cytoplasm. Reed-Sternberg cells are rare, making up <1% of lymphoid tissue, with the background consisting of lymphocytes, plasma cells, eosinophils and macrophages.


Article information

rID: 40776
System: Haematology
Section: Pathology
Tag: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lacuna cells
  • Reed-Sternberg cell
  • Lacuna cell

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