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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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Don't Confuse this Structure with a Mass!

Have you heard of buccal (aka facial) lymph nodes?

These are lymph nodes that are only present in some dogs and are situated on the muzzle. They can become enlarged due to reactivity or neoplasia...

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Path Chat with Veterinary Technician Specialist in Clinical Pathology, Lori Balliet

In this edition of Path Chats,  I got to sit down with Lori Balliet, a veterinary technician specialist in clinical pathology.

We had a great conversation about her experience...

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Which of These are you Least Likely to See in an Effusion?

There are a number of different types of neoplasia you can see in effusions.

Of the ones listed here, which do you think you’re LEAST likely to see neoplastic cells within the effusion? (i.e....

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