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Cytology 101: How to get the most from your samples (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Cytology is a relatively easy, relatively non-invasive, fast and inexpensive diagnostic technique. Sometimes you actually get the diagnosis. Other times you don't get a specific diagnosis, but the cytologic findings can help you decide which diagnostic technique might be indicated as a next step. Also some potential diagnoses often can be ruled out.

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Cytology of lumps and bumps (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Lumps and bumps that are cutaneous or subcutaneous often lend themselves very well to cytologic evaluation. They are easy to get to and most animals don't require sedation or anesthesia for you to obtain these samples. Although a definitively diagnostic sample isn't always obtained, the investment of time and equipment is minimal, and may give you the answer quickly and inexpensively.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A case-based approach to hematologic interpretation (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Hemograms consist of both quantitative data (total cell counts, differential cell counts, red cell indices, etc.) and qualitative data (blood film morphology). Proper interpretation depends on the integration of both.

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Cytology of lymph nodes (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Before considering pathologic cytology of lymph nodes, it is necessary to define normal lymph node cytology. Aspirates from normal lymph nodes contain mixed cell populations in which small lymphocytes are the predominant cell (>80 percent of all cells).

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Cytology of effusions (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Accumulations of excessive fluid in the pleural, peritoneal, or pericardial space represent edema of these body cavities. As such, the dynamics of fluid accumulation are governed by Starling's law. In general, pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial effusions can result from either inflammatory or non-inflammatory causes.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Evaluation of the hemogram: What do those numbers mean? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Of all the diagnostic tests available, blood evaluation is one of the single most valuable tools in assessing the general health of the body. Blood, and the nutrients it carries, circulates through every living cell in the body.

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Can you use cytology to predict tumor behavior (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Cytologically, neoplasia is characterized by the presence of a homogeneous population of cells that have come from the same tissue of origin. This is best appreciated by the presence of cells with the same cytoplasmic characteristics.

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Intro to sample collection, slide preparation and interpretation of cytology samples from tissue masses (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

In cytology, cells that are properly smeared and stained can be described as "fried eggs" because of the similarity in the appearance of the nucleus and cytoplasm to the egg yolk and white. If the preparation is too thick, or is improperly stained, the cell outline may be seen, but intracellular detail will not be visible.

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Cytology in evaluation of lymphoid tissue in the dog and cat (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Lymph node sampling and cytology is quick, easy, and usually rewarding. Cytologic samples of peripheral and/or internal lymph nodes may be collected by fine-needle aspiration biopsy or nonaspiration fine-needle biopsy techniques.

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