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Tongue Tumor in a Dog

Tongue Tumor in a Dog

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A tongue tumor was diagnosed by the referring veterinarian in this 14 year old miniature poodle dog.  The mass extends close to the midline.

Granular Cell Tongue Tumor in a Dog

It was originally diagnosed as a granular cell tumor.

Glossectomy in a Dog

Partial glossectomy post excision

Histopathology confirmed clean margins.  The definitive diagnosis was fibrosarcoma .   This miniature poodle dog did excellent with no feeding tube following local blocks and a fentanyl patch.

Histopathology confirmed clean margins.  The definitive diagnosis was liposarcoma .   This miniature poodle dog did excellent with no feeding tube following local blocks and a fentanyl patch.  Liposarcomas represent only 2-3% of tongue tumors in dogs (1)  They are malignant but are locally invasive and don't tend to metastasize. (2)

1. Dennis MM, Ehrhart N, Duncan CG, Barnes AB, Erhart EJ. Frequency and risk factors associated with lingual lesions in dogs: 1,196 cases (1995–2004) J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2006;228:1533–1537.

2. Baez JL, Hendrick MJ, Shofer FS, et al. Liposarcomas in dogs: 56 cases (1898–2000)J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2004;224:887–891.
 
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