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J Feline Med Surg. 2011 Aug;13(8):594-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jfms.2011.01.018. Epub 2011 Mar 25.

Soft palate cyst in a cat.

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  • 1VCA California Animal Hospital Veterinary Specialty Group, 1736 S Sepulveda Blvd, Ste A & B, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA.


A 17-month-old cat presented for frequent swallowing, occasional cough and stertor. Radiographic evaluation revealed a soft tissue mass at the level of the soft palate. Oral examination revealed a soft tissue mass within the soft palate. Surgical resection was performed. Histopathology was consistent with a large developmental cyst. Following surgical management the cat has remained clinically free of signs for 2 months.

Copyright © 2011 ISFM and AAFP. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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