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Ugly Yet Beautiful: Prostatic Urothelial Carcinoma (aka Transitional Cell Carcinoma)

This case was shared by Dr. Shelby Hixon and is an excellent example of prostatic urothelial carcinoma (also/formally known as transitional cell carcinoma) in a 12 year old MN Dachshund. The...

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An Abscess Where?? That's Gotta Be Uncomfortable...

Check out this crazy prostatic abscess cytology!

I don’t know about you, but if I had a prostate, I know I wouldn’t want a mocha milkshake colored fluid in it...

This is the fluid that...

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The Prettiest Cytoplasmic Inclusions You'll Ever See

If you’ve heard this word thrown around but haven’t known exactly what it is, here is a handy little definition graphic for you!

Melamed-Wolinska bodies are these absolutely gorg...

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Paraneoplastic HyperCa is a Common Problem with AGASACA

Did you know that paraneoplastic hypercalcemia is associated with 27-90% of anal sac adenocarcinoma cases, which may result in renal disease?

This is kind of a big-ish range of reported incidence of...

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It's finally easy to take microscopic photos with your phone

One of the things I hear all the time from vets and vet techs is, "How do I take better microscopic photos with my phone?".


Usually, I respond with some tips on how to hold the phone steady,...

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What's Inside a Normal Anal Sac?

The anal sacs are weird little thin-lined pouches which produce the stank nasty secretions we all know and hate.

But what exactly is inside the anal sacs normally?

If you take a look at anal sac...

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