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Reiner Ulrich DVM, PhD1, Stephanie Rosa DVM2, Anne Tiede DVM3, and Wolfgang Baumgärtner DVM, PhD4
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  • 1 Department of Pathology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, 30559 Hannover, Germany.
  • | 2 Veterinary Clinic Rostock, Thierfelderstraße 19, 18059 Rostock, Germany.
  • | 3 Veterinary Clinic Rostock, Thierfelderstraße 19, 18059 Rostock, Germany.
  • | 4 Department of Pathology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, 30559 Hannover, Germany.
History

An 11-year-old 21-kg (46-lb) female Staffordshire Bull Terrier from a local animal shelter was evaluated at the Veterinary Clinic Rostock because of lip smacking and hypersalivation.

Clinical and Gross Findings

Examination of the oral cavity revealed a single, circumscribed, pedunculated mass within the oral mucosa of the frenulum linguae. The mass was clearly defined against other structures of the oral cavity. A CBC revealed no abnormalities. The dog was anesthetized and the entire mass was excised. Gross inspection revealed a 2-cm-diameter spherical mass, which on cut-section was tan with multiple, yellow, soft, fatty areas admixed with rare, glistening, white,

Contributor Notes

Dr. Ulrich's present address is Department of Experimental Animal Facilities and Biorisk Management, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Südufer 10, 17493 Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany.

Address correspondence to Dr. Ulrich (Reiner.Ulrich@fli.de).