Teardrop cells are red blood cells that resemble a tear or raindrop.

Synonym: dacrocytes


Teardrop cells look like a teardrop, with one side coming to a point and the opposite side rounded.



(1) myelofibrosis or other myeloproliferative neoplasms

(2) myelophthisic anemia

(3) myelodysplasia

(4) beta-thalassemia major

(5) iron deficiency

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