Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia
versão impressa ISSN 0102-0935
FERIAN, P.E. et al. Cytologic diagnosis of pulmonary neoplasm with bronchoalveolar lavage in a bitch: case report. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2006, vol.58, n.5, pp. 776-780. ISSN 0102-0935. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-09352006000500012.
This article reports a case of a bitch, Poodle, 12 year-old with chronic cough, which had insufficient response to medicamentous therapy. Thoracic radiographic revealed a lobar consolidation in left caudal pulmonary lobe. A bronchoalveolar lavage sample was collected by bronchoscopy for cytology examination. Malignant epithelial cells were observed through cytology allowing the diagnosis of carcinoma. The differential diagnosis between primary pulmonary neoplasm and metastatic neoplasm was not possible.
Palavras-chave : dog; bronchoalveolar lavage; cytology; neoplasm.