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A Case that Shows Why Blood Smears are so Important

This case is a great example of why blood smears are IMPORTANT!

This was a blood smear from a cat with a completely normal CBC. No cytopenias, no lymphocytosis. But lurking under the microscope...

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Path Chats with Dr. Danny Heinrich

In this edition of Path Chats, I sit down with my good friend and fellow clinical pathologist, Dr. Daniel Heinrich. Dr. Heinrich is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota College of...

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A Spin on Leukemia- Equine Style 🐎

Interesting case alert!

When this blood smear came across my scope, the first thing I thought was, come on now, stop horsin’ around!!

Ok that’s a really bad pun, but still. This was a...

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The Difference Between Acute and Chronic Leukemia

If I never teach you anything else, please let me teach you how important this is:

…The difference between acute leukemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.


Because the prognosis is HUGELY...

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The Age Old Question: Reactive or Lymphoma?

How many times have you found yourself looking at a lymph node aspirate and wondering “is this reactive or lymphoma”?

Do you know how to tell the difference?

Let’s take a look at...

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[1 Min Video]: Let's Talk about Reactive Lymph Nodes

Let's talk about reactive lymph nodes. Do you know what they look like cytologically?

Watch this 1 minute video for a quick lesson in reactive lymph node cytology:

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