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Cyto Coffeehouse Case Spotlight: Pleural effusion in a cat

Cyto Coffeehouse Member Case Spotlight Time! 


This case was posted by Sarah Dasher. This is pleural effusion from a 9 year old cat with a 6 week history of difficulty breathing.


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Case of a kitten with a mysterious pleural effusion

This case is such a bummer, but a really good one to show how malignancies can affect animals of any age. 


A 1 year old castrated male cat presented to his vet for being a bit less...

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The difference between lymphoma and chyle

Remember that just because you see lymphocytes in an effusion doesn’t automatically mean it’s lymphoma. 


The case on the left here is lymphoma from a pleural effusion. We...

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The carcinoma vs. reactive mesothelial cell conundrum

One of the most commonly misinterpreted cells when it comes to effusion cytology is the reactive mesothelial cell


Reactive mesos can look wild! Things we normally consider criteria of...

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An ER case with a surprise finding in the effusion

Coffeehouse Case Spotlight time! 


This super interesting case was posted back in 2018 by Dr. Jeff Smith. A 3 year old Yorkie was found to have pleural and abdominal effusion as well as...

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👀 Look what was in this dog's chest...

A 6 year old MN Pit Bull rescue presented to the ER for increased respiratory rate. On presentation, he was dull mentally and febrile. He also was noted to have joint effusion. Chest radiographs...

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