Journal article

Assessment of the clinical usefulness of ultrasound-guided cytological specimens obtained from gastrointestinal lesions in dogs and cats

RBS Turner, R Liffman, AP Woodward, C Beck, N Courtman, JRS Dandrieux

JOURNAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Cytological biopsies are an integral additional test to an abdominal ultrasound when a lesion is identified, but there is little published on factors that that may impact achieving a clinically useful sample of gastrointestinal lesions obtained by ultrasound-guided fine-needle cytologic biopsy. This retrospective, descriptive study aimed to assess factors that may influence the clinical usefulness of submitted cytological samples collected from gastrointestinal lesions by ultrasound-guided percutaneous fine-needle cytologic biopsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Gastrointestinal cytological samples obtained from 25 dogs and 19 cats over 2.5 years were reviewed and determined as clinically..

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