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Ultrasound and multidetector computed tomography of mandibular salivary gland adenocarcinoma in two dogs

D Lenoci, M Ricciardi


Malignant tumors of the salivary glands are rare in dogs, with adenocarcinoma being the most represented. Parotid and mandibular glands are most commonly affected in dogs. Because of local invasivity and high metastatic potential, preoperative imaging evaluation of mandibular region and tumoral staging is essential along with biopsy sampling. The present manuscript describes the ultrasound and computed tomographic imaging findings of mandibular gland adenocarcinoma in two dogs and discusses their clinical utility.

Keywords: Computed tomography, Dog, Salivary gland tumor, Ultrasound.

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