Case of the Week: Dennis


Case History

Dennis, An 11 year old, M/N canine Kelpie was referred to an oncologist for a nasal tumor.
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Cytologic Features

Large areas of mixed inflammation, particularly on one slide, but wait! There’s more…

Darkly stained clusters of epithelial cells with indistinct cytoplasmic borders.

Acinar/rosette formation – characteristic feature of adenocarcinomas

Interpretation: Adenocarcinoma with mixed inflammation.

Other interpretations that may be provided in this case: Epithelial neoplasia, carcinoma. Clinical Follow Up: Completing stereotactic radiation today and is clinically doing well

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