Urothelial carcinoma (UC), or transitional cell carcinoma, is the most common canine urothelial malignancy in dogs. Females are predisposed and provide a challenge for diagnostic tumor sampling. The objectives of this study were to investigate the use and tolerability of vaginal swab cytology for UC diagnosis. Five dogs were identified with non-diagnostic urine sediment cytology and UC diagnosed on vaginal cytology with confirmation by another means. All patients tolerated the vaginal swab with minimal restraint. This study confirms the potential of vaginal swab cytology as a simple, inexpensive, and well-tolerated means for lower urinary tract UC diagnosis in female dogs. Key clinical message: Vaginal swab cytology is a non-invasive, low-cost method of obtaining a sample for cytological assessment for UC.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2022|
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