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Hey hepatocytes...you're showing you're age...

Definition time! 

Lipofuscin is a neat little pigment that you can find in the cytoplasm of hepatocytes. It’s just a normal aging change, so no need to panic when you see it.

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Tip for aspirating large masses

It’s tempting to just aim for the center of masses when sampling, but it’s a good idea to sample multiple different areas in case the center is all necrotic material. This is especially...

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This is what Cushings livers look like

Ahhh, the Cushings liver  

This case fits in a nice little box tied up with a Cushings bow.

A 14 year old Yorkie presented with PU/PD. His liver was heterogenous and enlarged on abdominal...

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Here is your $10 word for the week

Myelophthisis.

This feels like one of the hardest words to say to me. It’s the random “h” thrown in there that gets me.

Have you heard of myelophthisis before? It’s most...

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A case that shows why blood smears are so important

This case is a great example of why blood smears are IMPORTANT!

This was a blood smear from a cat with a completely normal CBC. No cytopenias, no lymphocytosis. But lurking under the...

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Path Chats with Dr. Danny Heinrich

In this edition of Path Chats, I sit down with my good friend and fellow clinical pathologist, Dr. Daniel Heinrich. Dr. Heinrich is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota College of...

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