Five Minute Rounds
Ever wish you could sit down with a pathologist and review cases with them at their microscope? Well, now you can!
Here, we'll navigate intriguing cases together, right through the pathologist's microscope.
You’ll learn a ton here, you just need 5 minutes.
This case is a 7 year old Golden with a grape-sized skin mass. Check out the crazy cells in this one!
This is a 10 year old dog with skin lesions, pneumonia, and fever. And we have an answer right there in the cytology! Have you seen this before?
Tick-borne relapsing fever:
One of my favorite blood smear cases ever. Dog presented with ataxia...and the answer was in the blood smear! Love when that happens.
You will see this in practice, I promise! In dogs, these present as a ventral neck swelling or mass. You can get a lot of blood contamination with these on FNA since they're really vascular, but if you're lucky you'll hit a tissue-dense area and get these cells to evaluate.
A big twist in this case! Which of these cells doesn't belong???
Myxosarcoma (or myxoid variant of soft tissue sarcoma):
A case of a 12 year old Westie with a mass on its thorax. This is a very interesting type of sarcoma which produces mucoid material and a unique cytologic pattern. Check it out!
Have you seen a trichoblastoma before? They're super common! Check out these cutie-patootie cells.
Salivary mucocele (ranula):
Sublingual swelling in a 5 month old dog. The cytology holds the answer as to what's causing it!
Have you ever seen this in one of your FNAs and wondered what it was? Skeletal muscle loves to come along for the FNA ride sometimes, so it's important to know what it looks like (so you know to ignore it).
Cutaneous mixed/eosinophilic inflammation:
Let's talk about eosinophilic inflammation! Watch me explain the findings in this case and what differentials should be included on the list. Also, let's be real, this is the prettiest type of inflammation there is, amiright?
Lymphoma is so common. Watch this case to learn how to diagnose it on cytology. Also, can we all just stop for a second and appreciate how nice this cyto prep is? Bravo to this vet for a beautiful sample! 😍
In this case, you'll learn all about:
-Normal vs abnormal joint cellularity
-What makes a neutrophil degenerate vs non-degenerate and what that means
-What bacteria in a joint looks like
-Limitations in interpreting joint fluid
-Next diagnostic steps for inflamed joint fluid
...ALL THAT IN 5 MINUTES!
Anal sac adenocarcinoma:
This type of cancer can be definitively diagnosed on cytology. Check out this case and learn the cytologic pattern you need to know to diagnose anal sac adenocarcinoma.
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