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), a new 1.5-cm subcutaneous mass in the area of the left mandibular lymph node was appreciated. Aspirates of this mass were submitted for review and revealed a mixed lymphoid population most consistent with reactivity and epithelioid/spindloid cell

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

nodes for presence of primary tumors or metastases. In most clinical practices, palpation is the most commonly used method to evaluate lymph node size, although several studies 1,2 have confirmed that palpation is an insensitive technique for detection

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

The medial retropharyngeal lymph nodes are the largest lymph nodes in the head and cranial cervical region of animals. These lymph nodes receive lymph via afferent lymphatic ducts from the oropharynx, nasopharynx, oral cavity, tongue, salivary

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

The angioarchitecture and hemodynamics of lymph nodes are altered by pathologic processes. Blood vessel morphology in nodes affected by malignant neoplastic processes is usually deranged as internal nodal architecture is destroyed by neoplastic

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

Oral malignant melanoma and OSCC are the most common oral tumors of dogs, and both have a high rate of metastasis to the regional lymph nodes. 1,2 Evaluation of regional lymph nodes is critical for staging of oral cancers in dogs because results

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Sonographic imaging of intra-abdominal lymph nodes has been a part of routine abdominal examinations for the detection of disease. 1–3 Equipment resolution and operator skill have improved over time, and regular sonographic evaluation of the

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

Accurate tumor staging is essential for dogs and cats affected by neoplasia. 1 – 9 Lymph node evaluation is an important initial step in the management of these patients, provides accurate prognostic information, and helps to guide treatment. 1

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

. Only data for the healthy research dogs were used in the present study. The number of SLNs detected in each dog was recorded. Anatomic landmarks useful for finding the SLNs for each dog were recorded. When > 1 SLN was identified, the largest lymph node

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Sentinel lymph node mapping is a precise method for identification of lymph nodes that may be affected by tumor metastasis. 1 In patients with cancer, assessment of lymph node status is critical for determination of disease stage and prognosis

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disease process proceeds. Peripheral lymphadenopathy is a common clinical manifestation of EBL but alone is not sufficient for definitive diagnosis because inflammatory processes can also result in lymph node enlargement. Although a positive serologic test

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