Figure 1.

These abnormal erythrocytes have a teardrop, or pearlike, shape. They are associated with disorders with an abnormal spleen or bone marrow, such as idiopathic myelofibrosis, thalessemia, or myelophthisis.

Peter Maslak, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Figure 1.

These abnormal erythrocytes have a teardrop, or pearlike, shape. They are associated with disorders with an abnormal spleen or bone marrow, such as idiopathic myelofibrosis, thalessemia, or myelophthisis.

Peter Maslak, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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