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Other Oral Pathology

Brett December 12, 2019

Other Oral Pathology


Chewing lesion (CL):

Mucosal lesion resulting from self-induced bite trauma on the cheek (CL/B), lip (CL/L), palate (CL/P) or tongue/sublingual region (CL/T)

Eosinophilic granuloma (EOG):

Referring to conditions affecting the lip/labial mucosa (EOG/L), hard/soft palate (EOG/P), tongue/sublingual mucosa (EOG/T), and skin that are characterized histopathologically by the presence of an eosinophilic infiltrate

Pyogenic granuloma (PYO):

Inflammatory proliferation at the vestibular mucogingival tissues of the mandibular first molar tooth (in the cat probably due to malocclusion and secondary traumatic contact of these tissues by the ipsilateral maxillary fourth premolar tooth)

Erythema multiforme (EM):

Typically drug-induced hypersensitivity reaction characterized by erythematous, vesiculobullous and/or ulcerative oral and skin lesions

Calcinosis circumsctripta (CC):

Circumscribed areas of mineralization characterized by deposition of calcium salts (e.g., in the tip of the tongue)

Retrobulbar abscess (RBA):

Abscess behind the globe of the eye

Retropharyngeal abscess (RPA):

Abscess behind the pharynx

Craniomandibular osteopathy (CMO):

A disease characterized by cyclical resorption of normal bone and excessive replacement by immature bone along mandibular, temporal and other bone surfaces in immature and adolescent dogs

Calvarial hyperostosis (CHO):

A disease characterized by irregular, progressive proliferation and thickening of the cortex of the bones forming the calvarium in adolescent dogs

Fibrous osteodystrophy (FOD):

Disease characterized by the formation of hyperostotic bone lesions, in which deposition of unmineralized osteoid by hyperplastic osteoblasts and production of fibrous connective tissue exceed the rate of bone resorption; usually due to primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism; resulting in softened, pliable and distorted bones of the face (“rubber jaw”, “big head” or “brain disease”)

Periostitis ossificans (PEO):

Periosteal new bone formation in immature dogs, manifesting clinically as (usually) unilateral swelling of the mid to caudal body of the mandible and radiographically as two-layered (double) ventral mandibular cortex