Case Report

Cervical teratoma in a dog : case report

N.E. Lambrechts, J. Pearson
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 72, No 1 | a610 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v72i1.610 | © 2001 N.E. Lambrechts, J. Pearson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 July 2001 | Published: 09 July 2001

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Abstract

A young adult boxer dog was examined for a painless swelling in the left cranial cervical area that was refractory to antibiotic therapy. Ultrasound examination revealed a hypoechoic mass abutting the rostrolateral aspect of the left mandibular salivary gland. The cystic mass was excised and was found to extend through the capsule of the salivary gland and appeared to be confluent with the glandular tissue at this point. Histopathological examination of the excised tissue demonstrated tissue from all 3 germinal layers. There was no indication of malignancy and the mass was diagnosed as a benign cervical teratoma. Hypotheses regarding the origin of teratomas in general are discussed and the origin of the teratoma in this case is suggested.

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Benign; Cervical; Dog; Extragonadal; Mandibular Salivary Gland; Teratoma

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