Aspirate from a mandibular mass in a cat
A mature male domestic shorthair cat was presented to Cornell University Hospital for Animals with an ulcerated, non-healing cutaneous and subcutaneous mass over the left mandible close the chin. The left submandibular lymph node was also noted to be moderately enlarged on physical examination. A fine needle aspirate was performed on the mandibular mass and representative figures of a direct smear are shown below. After viewing the images, answer the questions below.
- What differential diagnoses should be considered for the left mandibular swelling in this cat?
- What is your interpretation based on the cytologic findings?
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