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Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Cytology
The Skin and Subcutis
By: Francesco Cian, BattLab, UK, Paola Monti, DWR Diagnostics, UK
October 2019 | Paperback | 208 Pages | 9781786392251
October 2019 | ePDF 9781786392268 | ePub 9781786392275
£40.99 | €51.25 | $56.40
£40.99 | €51.25 | $56.40
DescriptionIllustrated with high-quality photomicrographs, Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Cytology: The Skin and Subcutis is a comprehensive resource for identifying through cytology the most common cutaneous and subcutaneous diseases of dogs and cats.
With key points describing the main clinical and cytological features of each lesion, the book provides lists of differential diagnoses, including diagnostic algorithms, and handy 'hints and tips' boxes. It is also enriched by chapters on the correct use and maintenance of the microscope, and techniques of collection and preparation of cytological specimens, making the book a valuable resource for veterinary pathologists (clinical and anatomic), residents, veterinary undergraduate students and small animal practitioners.
-Over 130 photomicrographs of the most common skin and subcutaneous lesions to help with diagnosis.
-Ideal reference book with concise descriptions of each lesion.
-Organised into key bullet points to facilitate use during diagnostic work, or as a revision aid.
Table of contents
- Part I: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF CYTOLOGY
- 1: Guide to the Choice and Correct Use of the Microscope (Ian Baldwin)
- 2: Collection, Preparation and Staining of Cytology Specimens
- 3: Guidelines to Approach Cytology Smear Examination
- 4: Cytological Criteria of Malignancy
- Part II: CYTOLOGY OF SKIN AND SUBCUTIS
- 5: Skin Anatomy
- 6: Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Inflammatory Lesions
- 7: Cutaneous Cysts, Tumour-like Lesions and Response to Tissue Injury
- 8: Cutaneous Epithelial Tumours
- 8.1: Tumours without epidermal or adnexal differentiation
- 8.2: Epidermal tumours
- 8.3: Follicular tumours
- 8.4: Sebaceous tumours
- 8.5: Apocrine gland tumours
- 8.6: Clear cell adnexal carcinoma (dog)
- 8.7: Merkel cell tumour
- 8.8: Diagnostic algorithms
- 9: Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Mesenchymal Tumours and Other Neoplasms
- 9.1: Mesenchymal tumours
- 9.2: Histiocytic tumours
- 9.3: Melanocytic tumours
- 10: Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Round Cell tumours
- 11: Cutaneous Metastatic Lesions
- 12: Suggested Reading and References
Strengths of this book are the breadth of lesions covered, read-ability, and abundance of excellent photomicrographs. Veterinarians will also appreciate that clinical features, ancillary testing, and progno-sis are described for all of these lesions. Overall, this book fills the niche for a photo-rich atlas of skin cytology beyond what most standard general veterinary cytology textbooks offer. It is a useful and highly digestible treatise organized for quick consultation. I found myself reaching for this book when in need of a quick answer or lesion example, and plan to keep it handy on the bookshelf for years to come. - Eric J. Fish, DVM, PhD, DACVP,
– Francesco qualified from University of Padua (Italy) with a DVM in 2006 and spent the next 4 years in small animal practice. In 2010, he started a residency program in Clinical Pathology at the University of Cambridge, which he finished in 2013 attaining both an ECVCP and FRCPath diploma. Francesco joined the Animal Health Trust (AHT) in 2013 as Head of Clinical Pathology, and from September 2015 works for Battlab (LABOKLIN). Francesco has a special interest in lymphoproliferative disorders of dogs and cats and flow cytometry.
He is member of the cytology exam committee of the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP) and is author of several publications on peer-reviewed journals. He co-authored with Paola Monti the cytology chapter of the third edition of the BSAVA Manual of Veterinary Clinical Pathology and is editor of the second edition of the book “Veterinary Cytology: Dog, Cat, Horse and Cow: Self-Assessment Color Review”.
Paola qualified from University of Bologna (Italy) with a DVM in 2002. In 2005 she moved to the UK where she spent the first years in small animal practice. In 2008, she started a RCVS Trust funded residency program in clinical pathology at the University of Cambridge. After her training, she obtained both the ACVP and FRCPath diplomas in clinical pathology and in 2015 she received the RCVS Specialist Status in clinical pathology.
Since 2012, Paola has been working at DWR Diagnostic as a clinical pathologist consultant. She has a special interest in cytology and laboratory quality management. She is an examiner of the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath), author of several publications on peer-reviewed journals and coauthor of the cytology and quality assurance chapters of the third edition of the BSAVA Manual of Veterinary Clinical Pathology.
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