Cytopathological examination in routine veterinary medical practice of dogs and cats: report of 25 cases
Lourival Barros de Sousa Brito Pereira, Gabriella Mignac Mendonça Brito, Melissa Barbosa Pontes, Lucas Marinho Neves, Flávia Castilho Nolasco de Souza, Júlio Cézar dos Santos Nascimento
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
The objective of this study was to evaluate the applicability of cytological examination as a diagnostic aid and treatment oftwenty-five cases seen at a veterinary clinic. Dogs and cats were treated, all submitted to cytopathological examination and were divided into groups of neoplasm, inflammatory-infectious, inconclusive and others. Variables such as species, races, sex and age were also evaluated. The results show a high incidence of inflammatory-infectious pathologies and the canine species, without defined breed, was the most prevalent. The applicability of cytology as a diagnostic aid and treatment in the studied cases was fundamental forthe therapeutic success of each case. However, histopathological examination is still necessary for definitive diagnosis.