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A Tale of Two Epithelial Cells

I love this photo because the vet got lucky and picked up two types of epithelial cells in one aspirate!

This was a dog with a large mass protruding from the perianal area which was aspirated...


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Ring Around the Roseys in Anal Sac Adenocarcinoma

Pseudoacinar structures (aka rosettes) are a type of cell pattern you may see in neuroendocrine (and neuroendocrine-like) neoplasms where the epithelial cells and their nuclei form little circles.


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Inflammatory Macrophages and Their Many Hats

Macrophages have to be one of the most obnoxious cells in cytology. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful for them….they do a bajillion different things and are super...

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Have you heard of the best little veterinary conference in Texas?

I get questions all the time about what products (microscopes, books, etc) and learning opportunities (conferences, courses, etc) I recommend.  


So, each month I’ll highlight...

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Feline Progressive Histiocytosis: A Crappy Cat Disease

This is a really interesting (albeit sad) case that was shared by Dr. Lindsey Citron earlier this year (thank you for sharing, Lindsey!). 


This is a 12 y/o MC DSH cat that had a long...

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What Exactly IS a Histiocyte?

Do you know what the term histiocyte actually means? 

It can be a confusing term if you haven’t seen it broken down before. 

Histiocyte is an umbrella term that encompasses ...

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