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The bone marrow aspirate is replaced by hypergranulated abnormal promyelocytes (MacNeal Tetrachrome 100x).

A 47-Year-Old Woman with Pancytopenia After Treatment with Radioiodine Therapy

By Justin M. Watts, MD; Peter Maslak, MD; Martin S. Tallman, MD A 47-year-old woman presented for evaluation of pancytopenia. She had been diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer 18 months earlier and underwent total thyroidectomy followed by radioiodine (I-131) ablation for nodal and small pulmonary metastases. Cumulative dose of radioactive iodine was 312 mCi. She…