The Cytologic Evaluation of Lymph Nodes

Rick L. Cowell, DVM, MS, MRCVS, DACVP
Clinical Pathologist, IDEXX Laboratories Inc.
Stillwater, OK

PROCEEDINGS: NAVC Conference 2015

chapter-067 Lymph node cytology is easy, quick, and rewarding. It can be easily performed within a few minutes with little or no risk to the animal. When interpreted by the attending clinician, it saves time and allows early implementation of therapy. It also decreases the owner’s anxiety by giving an answer quickly. Lymph node cytology is usually helpful when one or more lymph nodes are enlarged. When multiple lymph nodes are enlarged, more than one lymph node should be sampled....