A powerful tool that can be employed in a wide variety of disease processes, cytology in small animals has gained increased recognition and clinical application. Small Animal Cytologic Diagnosis presents clinically applicable information about the use of cytology and indicates when advanced diagnostic testing can be beneficial to diagnose underlying disease processes. The book discusses the pathophysiology of inflammation, cancer biology and comparisons to histology to help readers fully comprehend the cytologic changes that can occur with inflammation and neoplasia. Also covered are some of the limitations and advantages of cytology compared to histopathology. The book includes tissue-specific chapters focusing on diseases of a particular area, always in comparison to normal tissue. Each of these chapters concludes with various cases that include information on signalment, history, pertinent laboratory data, specimen images, final outcome and the underlying pathology causing the cytologic lesions, when possible. With more than 1300 superb illustrations, this comprehensive resource provides ample practical information for students as well as practicing veterinarians.
Sample Acquisition and Preparation General Principles of Inflammation Cancer Biology Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Central Nervous System Respiratory Tract Body Cavity Effusions Lymphoid Tissues Liver Pancreas Oral Cavity Gastrointestinal Tract Renal and Urinalysis Musculoskeletal Ocular Cytology Aural Cytology Reproductive Endocrine Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy