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Vet Pathol. 1989 Mar;26(2):121-8.

Feline oral neoplasia: a ten-year survey.

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  • 1Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia.


A retrospective histological study was conducted on 371 neoplasms of the oral cavity in cats. Oral neoplasia accounted for 10% of feline neoplasms identified during the survey period. Eighty-nine percent of the oral neoplasms were malignant. Twenty different oral neoplasms were found. The most common were squamous cell carcinoma (61.2%), fibrosarcoma (12.9%), and fibromatous epulis of periodontal ligament origin (7.8%).

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