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We compared histological samples from feline duodenum obtained with the commonly used biopsy forceps (1.8 mm) and larger biopsy forceps (2.4 mm). Comparing the adequacy, orientation, artefacts and histological characteristics, we concluded that samples collected with the larger forceps have a higher quality and can help in getting a more accurate diagnosis.

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We provided evidence that the use of a larger biopsy forceps in cats can be convenient in the evaluation of feline intestinal diseases.

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This page is a summary of: Comparison of 2 differently sized endoscopic biopsy forceps in the evaluation of intestinal disease in cats, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, December 2018, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/jvim.15356.
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