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Case 8

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Abdominal ultrasonography report:

The liver parenchyma is hyperechoic throughout. The gallbladder is distended and anechoic, which can be a normal finding in anorectic cats. The biliary tree is normal with no obvious evidence of biliary obstruction. The pancreas appears normal. Bowel wall layering is normal, but there is mild thickening throughout the small intestine. The mesenteric lymph nodes are normal size, and no free fluid is noted. The rest of the sonogram is unremarkable.

Thoracic radiographs: No abnormal findings

Cytology of liver aspirate: Marked microvesicular lipidosis, no evidence of inflammatory or neoplastic changes

QUESTION 5

Based on the cytologic examination of the liver aspirate, you can diagnose primary hepatic lipidosis. True or false?

-True

-False

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