Hemophagocytosis by small cell lung carcinoma

Yair Molad, Pinhas Stark, Miron Prokocimer, Henry Joshua, Jack Pinkhas, Yechezkel Sidi*

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A 60‐year‐old woman with disseminated small cell carcinoma of the lung and hemophagocytosis by the metastatic cells in the bone marrow is presented, it is the first clinicopathologic report on phagocytosis of erythrocytes by lung tumor cells in concordance with a recently described evidence of a macrophage origin of small cell carcinoma of the lung.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-156
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Hematology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1991


  • hemophagocytosis
  • macrophage origin
  • small cell lung carcinoma


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