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Veterinarian Technician December 2011 (Vol 32, No 12)

Final View: Strange Growths

by Melissa Bauer, CVT

    A 4-month-old, intact female Dogue de Bordeaux presented with a 1-day history of growths in the oral cavity and on the muzzle (FIGURES A, B, and C). On examination, all the growths were nonpainful. The growths under the nares were white and round. The growths on the tongue and commissura were filamentous—almost fuzzy looking.

    Biopsy of the growths on the day after examination revealed canine papillomavirus infection. We used a laser to remove the nodules in the oral cavity, but the owner declined removal of the nodules on the muzzle because of concern about scarring.


    Figure A


    Figure B


    Figure C

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