Giant platelet - 1.

Giant platelet - 1.
Author: Peter Maslak
Category: Laboratory Hematology > Basic cell morphology > Morphologic variants of platelets (cross-reference with specific diagnoses when appropriate > Large and giant platelets  
Published Date: 12/01/2009

A giant platelet is seen in the middle of the microscopic field. This platelet is as large or larger than many of the red cells surrounding it. Such cells are seen in myeloproliferative neoplasms or disorders associated with increased platelet destruction.