Correlation between fine-needle aspiration cytopathology and histopathology of the lung in dogs and cats

Jennifer D. DeBerry, Carol R. Norris, Valerie F. Samii, Stephen M Griffey, Frederic S. Almy

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Medical records from 28 patients having fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytopathology and histopathology of pulmonary lesions were reviewed. Clinical signs, thoracic radiographs, cytopathology, histopathology, and complications associated with FNA were evaluated. Correlation between cytopathological and histopathological diagnoses was determined. Cytopathological specimens were classified as neoplastic, inflammatory, or nondiagnostic. Histopathological diagnoses were categorized as neoplastic or inflammatory. No complications were observed following FNA. Diagnoses obtained by FNA cytopathology accurately reflected the diagnosis obtained on histopathological examination in 82% of cases. Fine-needle aspiration cytopathology of the lung is a useful and safe diagnostic tool in dogs and cats with pulmonary parenchymal lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-336
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002


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  • Small Animals

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