Popcorn Cell

A Reed-Sternberg cell variant with a lobulated ‘cloverleaf’ nucleus, bubbly nucleoplasm, a small acidophilic nucleolus and a small rim of cytoplasm, seen in lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin’s disease; similar ‘Reider’-like cells may occur in T-cell lymphoma and Pinkus tumour
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Owing to the uncanny resemblance to a kernel of popped corn, they have also often been termed popcorn cells. More recently, the preferred terminology is lymphocyte-predominant cells or LP cells.