Case Quiz #8
Veterinary Dentistry Case Quiz #8
Question:? What is the most likely diagnosis in this 11 year-old female Yorkshire Terrier with bilateral oral masses.
Answer:? Sublingual Granuloma (also know as gum chewer lesions).
Differential diagnosis would include neoplastic and inflammatory lesions.
Question:? What is the etiology?
Answer: ?Excessive sublingual mucosa may be present in individual small breed dogs. If considerable in size, this tissue is traumatized when the patient chews causing proliferation to progress.
Question:? What is the preferred treatment?
Answer:? Surgical Excision and closure with absorbable monofilament suture.