Atlas of Diagnostic Cytology in Small Animals
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Atlas of Diagnostic Cytology in Small Animals

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Atlases of cytology are an essential tool in small animal practice. Diagnostic cytology, which is used extensively in routine clinical practice, requires the most comprehensive cell identification possible. This is best achieved with the help of numerous images that reflect the most characteristic and distinguishing featuresof the different cytological patterns, and this book will therefore be of great use to the reader in the diagnostic process of many pathologies.

Elena Martínez de Merlo

Dr Martínez holds a degree (1987) and a PhD (1993) in veterinary medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). She has been an assistant lecturer at the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery of the UCM since 1998. She performs clinical work at the Complutense Veterinary Teaching Hospital (HCVC), and is the head of the Oncology and Diagnostic Cytology Clinic of the HCVC Clinical Pathobiology Service. Dr Martínez is the author of Atlas de citología clínica del perro y del gato (Atlas of clinical cytology in cats and dogs) published by Servet (2008) and Manual práctico de oncología en pequeños animales (Practical manual of small animal oncology; 2011 and 2014). She is the director of the UCM’s continuing education diploma programme “Cytological Interpretation in Small Animals” (60 hours), which she has taught on 11 occasions. She is certified in oncology by the Spanish Small Animal Veterinary Association (AVEPA) and was the president of AVEPA’s Group of Veterinary Oncologists (GEVONC) from when it was founded in 2011 until April 2014. She has spoken at various national and international congresses, and taught many courses and seminars about oncology and diagnostic cytology. In addition, she is the author or coauthor of articles on oncology and the clinical application of diagnostic cytology in both Spanish and international journals.

1. Citology of inflammation

Identification of inflammatory cells




Mast cells

Plasma cells


Definition of inflammatory pattern

Identification of microorganisms

Presence of tissue cells in an inflammatory cytology sample

2. Cytology of noninflammatory/non-neoplastic lesions

Hyperplastic processes

Degenerative processes

Degenerative processes in the liver

Degenerative processes in the joints

Extramedullary haematopoiesis (EH)

3. Cytology of mast cell tumours

Diagnostic criteria for mast cells tumours

Estimation of the degree of differentiation

Diagnostic criteria for metastatic mast cell tumours

4. Cytology of lymphoma

Diagnosis of lymphoma in lymph node cytology

Diagnostic quality of lymph node samples

Diagnosis of lymphoma

Cytological diagnosis of the type of lymphoma

Diagnosis of lymphoma in other cytological examinations

5. Cytology of histiocytic diseases

Identification of histiocytic cells

Cytological characteristics of histiocytomas

Cytological characteristics of histiocytic sarcomas

Canine reactive histiocytosis/feline progressive histiocytosis

6. Cytology of sarcomas

Cell lineage identification

Sarcoma grading

Low grade sarcoma

High grade sarcoma

Undetermined grade

Identification of the type of sarcoma

Vessel wall and nerve sheath tumours (haemangiopericytomas and schwannomas)

Myxosarcoma/synovial sarcoma

Feline injection-site sarcoma (FISS)


Muscle tumours



7. Cytology of epithelial tumours

Cell distribution

Cell morphology

Cytoplasmic vacuoles

Malignancy criteria

Specific considerations regarding certain epithelial tumours

Canine mammary tumours (CMT)

Basal cell tumours

Hepatocellular carcinomas

Difference between reactive mesothelial cells, mesothelioma and carcinomatosis

8. Cytology of melanoma

Cytological assessment of melanotic melanomas

Cytological assessment of amelanotic melanomas

Cytological considerations for metastatic melanomas


  • Autor/es Elena Martínez de Merlo
  • Fecha de edición julio 2019
  • Nº Páginas 192
  • Encuadernación Tapa dura
  • Tamaño 22 X 28
  • Idioma Inglés

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