We determined cytologic features of histologically confirmed subcentimeter canine mammary tumors (CMTs) to determine reasonable criteria for an accurate cytologic diagnosis. Fifty-three CMTs from 28 bitches were included. All cytologic samples were collected by ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy, stained with May-Grünwald/Giemsa, and retrospectively evaluated using a scoring system established for 18 cytologic features. Mean nuclear area (MNA) was also measured for each sample by a computer-assisted program. Based on the histologic diagnosis, CMTs were divided into 2 groups: malignant tumors (25) and benign lesions (15). Data were statistically analyzed using Fisher and Mann-Whitney tests. Chromatin pattern ( p < 0.05) and macrophage infiltration ( p < 0.05) were significantly different between the groups. Median MNA was significantly ( p < 0.05) larger in malignant tumors. The evaluation of these cytologic features in subcentimeter CMTs may increase the sensitivity of cytology. less

Usefulness of cytologic criteria in ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirates from subcentimeter canine mammary tumors

Millanta, Francesca;Vannozzi, Iacopo;Marchetti, Veronica
2017-01-01

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We determined cytologic features of histologically confirmed subcentimeter canine mammary tumors (CMTs) to determine reasonable criteria for an accurate cytologic diagnosis. Fifty-three CMTs from 28 bitches were included. All cytologic samples were collected by ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy, stained with May-Grünwald/Giemsa, and retrospectively evaluated using a scoring system established for 18 cytologic features. Mean nuclear area (MNA) was also measured for each sample by a computer-assisted program. Based on the histologic diagnosis, CMTs were divided into 2 groups: malignant tumors (25) and benign lesions (15). Data were statistically analyzed using Fisher and Mann-Whitney tests. Chromatin pattern ( p < 0.05) and macrophage infiltration ( p < 0.05) were significantly different between the groups. Median MNA was significantly ( p < 0.05) larger in malignant tumors. The evaluation of these cytologic features in subcentimeter CMTs may increase the sensitivity of cytology. less
2017
Pierini, Alessio; Millanta, Francesca; Zanforlin, Roberta; Vannozzi, Iacopo; Marchetti, Veronica
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