A case of Reed-Sternberg (R-S) leukaemia is described, and the results of the morphological, cytochemical and cytokinetic studies on the circulating neoplastic cells are reported. Detailed data are given for each of the 3 types of abnormal circulating cells; abnormal mononuclear (AM) cells. Hodgkin's (H) cells and R-S cells. Our results cannot discriminate whether R-S cells derive from monocyte-macrophages or from B-cell lineage. However, some data suggest that H and R-S cells may likely originate from AM cells. The unfavourable clinical significance of the appearance of circulating R-S cells is discussed taking into account the other few cases reported in literature.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research