Cytology

Common Neoplastic Skin Lesions in Dogs & Cats: Cytologic Diagnosis & Treatment Options

Laura D. Garrett, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) University of Illinois Cytology, the microscopic examination of tissue samples spread onto slides, is a powerful tool for evaluation of skin lesions in small animal patients.1 In many cases, cytology can provide a definitive diagnosis for cutaneous masses. In others, sample evaluation can rule out some differential diagnoses …

Lymph Node Cytology | What Should & Should Not Be There

Kim A. Selting, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) & ACVR (Radiation Oncology) University of Missouri Lymph node cytology results can strongly influence treatment and outcome for cancer patients. In this article, Dr. Selting discusses the necessary steps for identifying and aspirating the appropriate lymph nodes and for evaluating the cytologic results. At the time of …

Cytology of Neoplasia
An Essential Component of Diagnosis

Anne Barger, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVP Cytology is a quick, easy, and inexpensive diagnostic tool. It is commonly used for the diagnosis of neoplastic processes. Cytology has several benefits: The risks of fine-needle aspiration are minimal Anesthesia or sedation is often not required Aspirated tissue does not require any processing—results can be obtained more quickly …

Lymphoma in Dogs & Cats: What’s the Latest?

  Erika L. Krick, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) Lymphoma is the most common hematopoetic tumor in dogs and cats. New information has recently come to light that expands our knowledge regarding how to diagnose and manage this disease. The Latest in Lymphoma: Overview Diagnostic Tests PARR (PCR for Antigen Receptor Rearrangement): Using cytologic or histopathologic …

Advances in Stem Cell Therapy
Application to Veterinary Medicine

  Donna Alderman, DO, and Robert W. Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS Musculoskeletal disorders and open wounds are common in veterinary medicine. Osteoarthritis afflicts 10 to 12 million dogs in the United States and is the most common cause of chronic pain in dogs.1 Tendon and ligament injuries are common in performance horses and potentially more …

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