Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Base of the Tongue in a Dog

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  • Kim, Se-Eun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Seung-Hyun (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Shim, Kyung-Mi (College of Veterinary Medicine and Institute of Veterinary Science, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Bae, Chun-Sik (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Kang, Seong-Soo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University)
  • 김세은 (전남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 김승현 (전남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 심경미 (전남대학교 수의과대학 동물의학연구소) ;
  • 배춘식 (전남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 강성수 (전남대학교 수의과대학)
  • Accepted : 2015.12.14
  • Published : 2016.02.29


It is difficult to detect and diagnose a mass at the tongue base, particularly if the mass is located under normal appearing mucosa. Computed tomography (CT), particularly post-contrast images, is useful to evaluate a tongue mass and adjacent structures including cervical lymph nodes. Nevertheless, a definitive diagnosis of a mass is obtained by histopathological examination. In this case, we describe a mass arising from the tongue body to the root in a dog. The patient was referred with ptyalism and an eating disorder. An oral examination was performed, and decreased tongue motility was observed. CT scanning was performed, and a lingual mass was detected. A lingual mass sample was collected by biopsy at the postmortem 2 months later. A histopathological examination was performed, and the lingual mass was diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma.


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