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Understanding cytology as a useful tool for the general practitioner

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Cytology or cytopathology is a rapid and inexpensive technique commonly used in veterinary medicine. It refers to a microscopic evaluation of cells obtained via a minimally invasive technique that can provide a lot of information and, in some cases, lead to a definitive diagnosis. This article describes how a systematic approach in the interpretation of the sample can help the veterinary surgeon in the final diagnosis, where possible.

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