Oral Tumors

Oral tumors can occur in both dogs and cats. As soon as you observe a tumor, perform diagnostic tests, including cell examination (cytology and/or histopathology) to determine whether the tumor is malignant or benign.

Malignant Oral Tumors

Malignant oral tumors usually carry a guarded to poor prognosis in dogs and cats.
Treatment depends on many variables, including size, location and classification as benign or malignant. The goal when performing tumor removal should be to include a wide surgical margin around the lesion — 1 cm for benign lesions and 2 cm for malignant lesions.

Benign Oral Tumors

Benign oral tumors can often be surgically removed resulting in a cure.

Odotogenic Fibroma

Epuli are common oral benign tumors of the periodontal ligament. Some are locally aggressive (acanthomatus) while others are not (fibromatus, ossifying). Depending on the amount of growth, extraction of the tooth of origin as well as adjacent teeth is often indicated.

Odontogenic fibroma

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