Platelet forming megakaryocyte - 1.

Platelet forming megakaryocyte - 1.
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

A typical megakaryocyte is seen with platelets budding off the periphery. The granular cytoplasm fragments from separate demarcation regions resulting in the formation of platelets.