Author: Peter Maslak
Category: Laboratory Hematology > Basic cell morphology > Morphologic variants of platelets (cross-reference with specific diagnoses when appropriate > Megakaryocytes
Published Date: 12/01/2010
Mature megakaryocytes have a granular cytoplasm with a complex, multilobulated nucleus resulting from the process of endomitosis or nuclear endoreduplication. The relative large size of the cell can be contrasted with the surrounding myeloid elements.