The Bristol Veterinary Histopath Slide Club had the last meeting of the year on Wednesday 27th September 2017. A brief list of some of the cases presented includes: an epithelial myocardial inclusion in a 4 week old calf, atypical mesothelial proliferation expanding a thoracic lymph node in association with a clear cell carcinoma in a dog and primary nodal haemangiosarcoma in a dog.

There was a case of pemphigus vulgaris in a dog with a possible association with previous antibiotic treatment, cytology of lipid/crystalline material in macrophages likely associated with lufenuron administration, poxvirus inclusions on cytology and some unusual syncytial type cells on vaginal cytology from a young cat. A case of  tracheal fibrinous pseudomembrane formation possibly associated with previous intubation was presented.

There was a case of medulloepithelioma in a 2 year old Golden Retriever and a nice case of Lafora Disease in a 7 year old Bassett Hound presenting with myoclonus of the temporal and triceps muscles. We also saw a case of unusual vascular medial hypertrophy affecting subpleural vessels and a very nice case of paraspinal abscess and spinal empyaema in a 10 month old dog.


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Recurrent obstructive fibrinous tracheal pseudomembranes in a Young English Bulldog  JVIM (2017) 31:550-555

Atypical mesothelial hyperplasia associated with bronchogenic carcinoma. Human Pathology  (1991)  Jul;22(7):695-9.

Myocardial adenomatoid tumor in eight cattle: evidence for mesothelial origin of bovine myocardial epithelial inclusions. Vet Path (2009) 46(5):897-903