1. The feasibility and utility of optical coherence tomography directed histopathology for surgical margin assessment of canine mast cell tumors

    The feasibility and utility of optical coherence tomography directed histopathology for surgical margin assessment of canine mast cell tumors

    Histopathologic surgical margin assessment in veterinary patients is an imprecise science with assessment limited to a small proportion of the surgical margin due to time and finances. Incomplete excision of canine mast cell tumors (MCTs) alters treatment recommendations and prognosis. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a novel imaging modality that has been reported in a single veterinary study for surgical margin assessment. Twenty‐five dogs with 34 MCTs were enrolled in a prospective pilot‐study to assess the imaging characteristics of canine MCTs with OCT and to evaluate the feasibility and utility of OCT‐guided histopathology. All dogs underwent routine ...

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