Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Biopsy: nasal

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Introduction

Uses

Aid to diagnosis
  • Neoplasia.
  • Infection.
  • Foreign body.
techniques available
  • Blind. (Using long crocodile forceps, catheter, or punch biopsy techniques.)
    Planned with aid of radiographs.
  • Endoscopic biopsy.
  • Forced nasal flush.

Advantages

  • Endoscopic biopsy provides accurate means of tissue recovery.
  • Forced nasal flush Cytology: nasal flush / aspirate , can occasionally produce a large quantity of tissue and may debulk some tumors sufficiently to improve the patient in the short-term.

Disadvantages

  • Nasal flush - cells recovered not consistently representative.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Lent S E, Hawkins E C (1992) Evaluating of rhinoscopy and rhinoscopy-assisted mucosal biopsy in diagnosis of nasal disease: 119 cases (1985-1989). JAVMA 201 (9), 1425-9 PubMed.
  • MacEwen E G, Withrow S J & Patnaik A K (1977) Nasal tumors in the dog - retrospective evaluation of diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. JAVMA 170 (1), 45-48 PubMed.


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