Binuclear Mott Cell

Binuclear Mott Cell
Author: Isil Erdogan Özünal, MD; Tayfun Elibol; Erman Öztürk
Category: Laboratory Hematology > Basic cell morphology > Morphologic variants of white blood cells > Plasma cells  
Published Date: 09/19/2023

Binuclear Mott cell (plasma cell) in a patient diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. The basophilic cytoplasm resembles a grape-like appereance due to the spherical inclusions which are composed of Russel bodies containing condensed cytoplasmic immunoglobulin. Mott cells can be seen in the presence of infection or hematological malignancies, monotone myeloid blasts are also recognized in this photograph (May-Grünwald Giemsa Stain, 100x magnification, bone marrow aspirate).