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Comparison of routinely used intestinal biopsy forceps in dogs: an ex vivo histopathological approach

Dahan, J. ; Semin, M. O. ; Monton, C. ; Amiriantz, S. ; Concordet, D. ; Raymond‐Letron, I. ; Dossin, O.

Journal of Small Animal Practice, March 2017, Vol.58(3), pp.162-167 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Comparison of routinely used intestinal biopsy forceps in dogs: an ex vivo histopathological approach
  • Author: Dahan, J. ; Semin, M. O. ; Monton, C. ; Amiriantz, S. ; Concordet, D. ; Raymond‐Letron, I. ; Dossin, O.
  • Subjects: Alligators – Comparative Analysis ; Dogs – Comparative Analysis ; Euthanasia – Comparative Analysis
  • Is Part Of: Journal of Small Animal Practice, March 2017, Vol.58(3), pp.162-167
  • Description: Byline: , , C. Monton, S. Amiriantz, D. Concordet, D. Concordet, D. Concordet Objectives To compare the quality of duodenal and ileal samples obtained with different biopsy forceps. Methods Fifteen dogs were included in a prospective ex vivo study. After euthanasia, the duodenum and the ileum were sampled with four different forceps and evaluated according to a standardised scoring system. The biopsy forceps evaluated had alligator jaws or cups with smooth edge with or without a needle. Results The global quality of the biopsies was better in the ileum that in the duodenum regardless of the biopsy forceps. Biopsy forceps with smooth edge including a needle resulted in fewer artefacts than biopsy forceps with smooth edge but no needle in both sites and those with alligator jaws without a needle provided deeper biopsies than those with smooth edge without a needle only in the duodenum. There was no effect of the biopsy forceps type on the size of the biopsies. Clinical Significance Our findings may aid in choosing the appropriate type of forceps for intestinal biopsy. Article Note: These authors contributed equally. Results of this study were partially presented as a poster at the ECVIM congress in 2013 in Liverpool, UK. This poster was awarded with the 2nd prize of the best poster of the congress.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0022-4510 ; E-ISSN: 1748-5827 ; DOI: 10.1111/jsap.12643

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