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When you see Fried Egg appearance in USMLE exam think of the following:
  • Mycoplasma Pneumoniae grew fried egg colonies in Eaton agar
  • Oligodendroglioma giving rise to chickenwire pattern and fried egg appearance of cells because of perinuclear hallo
  • Hairy cell leukemia with its hair like projections may give rise to fried egg appearance in bone marrow biopsy
  • Seminoma with it's clear cytoplasm and round nuclei may also give rise to fried egg appearance under the microscope
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Parietal cells of the stomach are also sometimes described as fried egg appearance as they are acidophilic with large central nuclei.
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Fried egg is also seen in Multiple Myeloma, due to plasma cells. (from first aid)
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Monoclonal plasma cells(fired egg) Multiple Myeloma, M protein spike
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