Title: Contamination with squamous cell cells in peripheral blood smear (A) and in a bone marrow smear (B) (human)
Description: Stain: May-Grünwald-Giemsa (MGG).
In blood and bone marrow smears incidentally squamous epithelial cells from the skin tissues are found.
(A-1): Is an epithelial cell from the keratinized stratified (upper) epidermis;
(A-2): A young neutrophil with a few vacuoles in the cytoplasm (probably degeneration).
(B-1): The large nuclei in B-1 are derived from squamous cells.
(B-2): Shows myeloid cells.
Keywords/Mesh: blood, bone marrow, myeloid cell, squamous epithelial cell, vacuole, histology, POJA collection