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Malignant Oral Tumor

Malignant tumors are a mass of cells that have the potential to metastasize (spread) to distant organs such as the lymph nodes, lungs, and liver.

What you need to know…
  • These tumors tend to invade adjacent tissues (bone) causing swelling and pain.
  • An early diagnosis (biopsy) allows for the best treatment options.
  • Surgical resection is the preferred treatment.

How a MALIGNANT TUMOR may look:

Fibrosarcoma maxilla tumor
Fibrosarcoma of the right maxilla

Squamous cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma

Possible Therapy / Treatment:

Surgical resection of the tumor
Surgical resection of the tumor

Appearance 2 weeks post- surgery.
Appearance 2 weeks post- surgery. Eating, drinking and happy!

Learn more:

The tumor size, tumor type, review of the published research and the results of staging will direct the treatment strategy. For example, this squamous cell carcinoma of the gingiva offers a better prognosis than one of the tongue or tonsillar region or a fibrosarcoma requires larger surgical margins than other tumors. The pet owner is counseled on type of surgery, potential complications, post procedure appearance and return to function after treatment.

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