The large cell in the center of the slide is a Gaucher cell. Gaucher cells are characterized by their cytoplasm, which is reminiscent of cotton candy. The cytoplasm appears to be made of long, thin, empty tubes that stain lightly with Wright's stain. Usually the cells have only one nucleus, which is small, with reticulated chromatin. These and the foamy histiocytes are easy to spot with low power because the cytoplasm is abundant and stains lightly.
Course Section: 06. Microscopic Examination of the Bone Marrow
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