Starry-Sky pattern in Burkitt’s Lymphoma

High Yield One Liner : Starry-Sky pattern is seen in Burkitt’s lymphoma.


  • The tumor cells of B lymphoblast’s which are large rounded or indented nucleus and 3 or 4 nucleoli with thin layer of basophilic cytoplasm are closely apposed to each other forming a dark blue background (the ‘sky’). The surrounding macrophages with abundant pale foamy cytoplasm scattered among the tumor cells (the stars).

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