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How Many Dogs with Lymphoma Have Hypercalcemia?

Quick tidbit for you today!

Hypercalcemia is reported to occur in 10% to 40% of dogs with lymphoma and is most common with the mediastinal form.

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A Wild Finding in a Lung Aspirate

WUT! This is one of my favorite cases.

A 5 year old cat presented for progressive tachypnea. Radiographic changes were noted (not described), and the lung was aspirated.


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Young Cat with Large Mammary Glands...What is it Called?

Feline mammary fibroepithelial hyperplasia.

In this condition, young estrous-cycling or pregnant cats (or any cat exposed to progesterone) develop rapid enlargement of the mammary glands. This can...

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Curschmann Spirals: The Cutest Curly Cues in Cytology

Curschmann spirals show up in transtracheal washes (TTWs) and bronchoalveolar lavages (BALs) secondary to any condition that causes increased mucus production (often seen with chronic bronchitis)....

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Quick Tip for Mammary Masses

Mammary tumor cytology can be soooo annoying in that malignant tumors can look benign and vice versa. Histopath is your best bet when it comes to determining the malignant potential of mammary...

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Mammary Cytology can be a Real Pain

This case is a prime example of how unreliable mammary mass cytology can be.

A 13 year old female, spayed dog was seen by her vet for a mass on her ventrum which turned out to be coming from the...

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