Differential Diagnosis in Small Animal Cytology

The Skin and Subcutis

November 2019
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    25th November 2019
  • ISBN 9781786392251
  • Language English
  • Pages 208 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 130+ photomicrographs

Illustrated 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.

Key features:
• Over 130 photomicrographs of the most common skin and subcutaneous lesions to help with diagnosis
• Ideal reference book with concise descriptions of each lesion
• Organized into key bullet points to facilitate use during diagnostic work, or as a revision aid

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

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

Francesco Cian

Francesco Cian 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 a member of the cytology exam committee of the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP) and is author of several publications in 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 Monti

Paola Monti 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.