Lymph Node Cytology Photo

Lymph Node Cytology Photo
Lymph Node Cytology

Lymph Node Cytology

To the right is a picture of a microscope image of a reactive lymph node on a dog. This picture was taken using the OtoPet-USA VetScope and the microscope attachment. Specific directions on how to take a microscope picture are below.

A fine needle aspirate was taken from an enlarged submandibular lymph node on a dog that had severe dental disease. The slide was prepared, allowed to dry and then stained using the diff-quick method. A mixed inflammatory population of cells that includes mostly lymphocytes, in addition to neutrophils and macrophages are observed on this slide. (Cytology images can be sent via e-mail from the Vet-Dock software to a specialist if consultation is needed).

The dog had a dental under general anesthesia with multiple extractions. He was sent home on Rimadyl and Clindamycin, and upon re-check 1 month later the lymph node was no longer enlarged.

If you have an interesting case that you would like to submit with pictures, please contact Dr. Jessica Melman Bhatia at jessvet3@aol.com.