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The prettiest cytoplasmic inclusions you'll ever see

If you’ve heard this word thrown around but haven’t known exactly what it is, here is a handy little definition graphic for you!

Melamed-Wolinska bodies are these absolutely gorg...

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Paraneoplastic hyperCa is a common problem with AGASACA

This is kind of a big-ish range of reported incidence of hyperCa with AGASACA, but point is that it’s common and can cause problems all in itself.

 

Have you seen paraneoplastic hyperCa...

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It's finally easy to take microscopic photos with your phone

One of the things I hear all the time from vets and vet techs is, "How do I take better microscopic photos with my phone?".

 

Usually, I respond with some tips on how to hold the phone steady,...

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What's inside a normal anal sac?

The anal sacs are weird little thin-lined pouches which produce the stank nasty secretions we all know and hate. 

 

But what exactly is inside the anal sacs normally? 

 

If you...

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A tale of two epithelial cells

I love this photo because the vet got lucky and picked up two types of epithelial cells in one aspirate!  

 

This was a dog with a large mass protruding from the perianal area which...

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Ring around the roseys in anal sac adenocarcinoma

Pseudoacinar structures (aka rosettes) are a type of cell pattern you may see in neuroendocrine (and neuroendocrine-like) neoplasms where the epithelial cells and their nuclei form little...

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