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The cytopathological features of thymoma in a dog

Mills, J.N., Shaw, S.E. and Kabay, M.J. (1985) The cytopathological features of thymoma in a dog. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 26 (3). pp. 167-175.

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A dog presenting with weight loss and displacement of the heart to the right was diagnosed as having a thymoma by transthoracic fine‐needle aspiration biopsy. The cytological findings are described and correlated with the histological findings. Cytologically the lesion contained numerous large clusters of neoplastic epithelial cells with scant basophilic cytoplasm, and scattered, well‐differentiated lymphocytes. Histologically the thymoma was composed of predominantly spindle‐shaped epithelial cells arranged in broad sheets or forming sworling and storiform patterns. Some lobules contained lymphoid cells.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Copyright: © 1985, Wiley Blackwell.
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