Fibrosarcoma - oral
Location: Connective tissue in the oral cavity
Behaviour: Locally invasive, metastases possible
Diagnostics: Cytology, histology, radiography
Treatment: Surgery, radiotherapy
Prognosis: Reserved
Here you can find pictures of dogs with this tumour type. These images may be unsuited for sensitive viewers.
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It is not always easy to tell the difference between gum proliferation and tumor formation. For example, the photo on the bottom left is an innocent gum proliferation, while the one on the right is a malignant fibrosarcoma. That is why it is important to have this investigated!
Fibrosarcoma on the soft palate
  1. Dennis MM, McSporran KD, Bacon NJ, Schulman FY, Foster RA, Powers BE. Prognostic Factors for Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Dogs (2011). Veterinary Pathology 48(1) 73-84.
  2. Ehrhart NP, Ryan DR, Fan TM. Tumors of the Skeletal System. Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th edition, Chapter 24 (p 492).
  3. Liptak JM, Withrow SJ. Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th edition, Chapter 22 (p 383).
  5. Thanks goes out to the Department of Medical Imaging of Companion Animals and Orthopedics of the Small Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University for the medical images.
  6. HiLo oral fibrosarcoma: Frank Verstraete & Nadine Meertens - Oncologisch Treffen 2019
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