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The Sysmex Scientific Calendar
Sysmex Scientific Calendar 2008
Acute haemolysis
Extreme leukocytosis
Severe thrombocytopenia
Anaemia and erythrocytosis
Tumour cells
Acute leukaemia
Promyelocytic leukaemia
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The haematological emergency - Tumour cells - Calendar 2008 month 7

Tumour cells are rarely detected in peripheral blood. In the majority of cases they indicate an extremely poor prognosis for the patient since they are normally a sign of advanced metastasis of the primary tumour.

Breast cancer cells (->) in peripheral blood.

Bone marrow analysis of the same patient reveals breast cancer metastases.

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