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Enlarged lymph node: to be or not to be (a lymphoma)

The enlarged lymph node is a major indication for fine needle sampling and cytological examination. Lymph nodes are easy to aspirate and the cytological examination can tell us, within minutes, if we are dealing with a neoplastic process or not. And if not, why this lymph node may be enlarged.

In this video, the 5 possible reasons for enlargement of the node will be explained and illustrated.


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Johan Van Leuven

Jo(han) Van Leuven graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University (Belgium) in 1986. After his military service he started a small animal practice in his home town Mol. In 1994 he founded the “Dierenartsenpraktijk De Meren”, together with his collegue Jos Vanbroekhoven. This practice has grown into a veterinary center with 6 veterinarians and 2 technicians. Next to first line small animal practice, he specialises in dermatology and cytology. In 1998 he gained the Certificate in Veterinary Dermatology from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK. Since 2015 he is employed as clinical biologist and cytologist at Velab, a veterinary diagnostic laboratory in Herentals (Belgium), while still working part time in practice. He is treasurer of the Flemisch Studygroup in Veterinary Dermatology and member of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology and the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology.

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