Fried egg appearance is a term used in pathology to describe abnormal cells found in some diseases.


  • Mycoplasma Pneumoniae fried egg colonies on Eaton agar
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Hairy cell leukemia on bone marrow biopsy
  • Seminoma on light microscopy
  • Parietal cells of the stomach due to acidophilic cytoplasm & large central nuclei.
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Burhan Ahmed, MD, MACP, MSc is currently Editor-in-Chief at He completed his residency from Michigan State University in 2015. He has has 14 publications to his name. He is pursuing career in dermatology and practices at SKINFUDGE and also blogs at