Biopsy methods for inflammatory bowel disease

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Evans, S. E., J. J. Bonczynski, et al. (2006). “Comparison of endoscopic and full-thickness biopsy specimens for diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease and alimentary tract lymphoma in cats.” J Am Vet Med Assoc 229(9): 1447-50.

Endoscopic biopsy specimens were useful for diagnosis of gastric lymphosarcoma but were not adequate for differentiating between IBD and lymphosarcoma in the small intestine. Because the most common sites of alimentary tract lymphosarcoma in cats are the jejunum and ileum, full-thickness biopsy specimens of those sites should be obtained via laparotomy or laparoscopy for accurate diagnosis.

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