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Tucson Veterinary | Tucson 10/09 Feline Oral Tumor | AZ | Eastpoint Pet Clinic, P.C. |

Eastpoint Pet Clinic, P.C.

(520) 790-4742

10/09 Feline Oral Tumor

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Annual Exams Are Important




Oral tumors (Benign and Malignant) are not uncommon in dogs and cats. Factors that will dictate the treatment options are:

  • Age
  • Location
  • Tissue type
  • Owner compliance

Surgical biopsy, radiographs, and CT scans can give insight into the destructive properties and prognosis of the tumor.

Patient Info

"Topsy," a one year old feline tabby, was referred to our dental practice for evaluation and surgical removal of an oral mass. The referring veterinary practice completed a tissue biopsy and a diagnosis of ameloblastoma was confirmed. This type of tumor is usually benign, however it can be locally invasive and highly destructive.


After the initial pre-surgical workup was complete, a detailed oral exam was done under a general anesthetic. Our treament plan consisted of:

  • Complete radiographic evaluation

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1.Resorption / embedded tooth. 2.D/V view ameloblastoma

  • Surgical removal of all involved teeth
  • Gingival (Gum tissue) elevation , careful removal of all affected bone and surrounding tissue.


G/ elevationHigh speed water cooled drill.

  • Care should be taken to incorporate wide margins and not enter the nasal chamber.


Complete removal of tumor, affected bone, and surrounding tissue.


Tissue apposition / Intra nasal catheter.


At "Topsy's" two month recheck he appeared very comfortable. Complete excision of a this type of tumor will reduce the chances of reoccurrence. "Topsy" continues to do well.



Two months Post Op.



Tucson Veterinary is a certified Veterinary specializing in 10/09 Feline Oral Tumor, pet hospital, vet clinic, emergency vet and much more in Tucson, AZ. We also do Dental Cleaning/Advanced Dental Care, Endodontics, Prosthodontics & Restorations, Orthodontics, Dental Radiology, FORLs & LPGS, Dental Implant Replacement Surgery, Periodontics, Trauma & Oral Orthopedics, Surgical Procedures, Radiology, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Ultrasound, Cat Vaccinations, Dog Vaccinations, On Site Lab Services, Routine Preventative Care, Comprehensive Physical Exam, Emergency Medical Care, Flea And Tick Prevention, Pulse Oximetery Monitor, Microchip Idenification and all work related in the 85710 area and surrounding areas in Tucson