Pathology Poster -
Subcutaneous Panniculitis- Like T- Cell Lymphoma
(Bean bag cells)
Dr Sampurna Roy MD
"Bean-bag histiocytes" are large phagocytic histiocytes containing cell debris or red blood cells.
Cytophagic histiocytic panniculitis is a rare disease which is characterized by infiltration of subcutaneous adipose tissue by benign-appearing T - lymphocytes and phagocytic histiocytes ("bean bag cells").
Cytophagic histiocytic panniculitis may be an isolated skin disease or associated with non-malignant conditions, such as infections, as well as malignancies, including subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma.
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