|Red blood cell, shape abnormality, schistocyte
|Also known as
|Fragmented red cell (a type of schistocyte) that has a pair of spicules separated by a semicircular concave segment of membrane.
|Conditions associated with the shape abnormality
|Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), macroangiopathic hemolytic anemia
|Mechanism of formation
|Formed by rupture of pseudovacuoles, which arise from the fusion of two frayed membrane ends of damaged red cells.
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