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Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 954343, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/954343
Case Report

Surgical Treatment of a Chronically Recurring Case of Cervical Mucocele in a German Shepherd Dog

1Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
2Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

Received 10 January 2012; Accepted 19 February 2012

Academic Editors: R. M. Jerram and G. Stoica

Copyright © 2012 Davoud Kazemi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A-six-year old male German shepherd dog with swelling and enlargement of the intermandibular and cervical region with a duration of nearly one year was referred to the small animal veterinary hospital, Islamic Azad University of Tabriz. Based on the history, clinical findings, and laboratory investigations, the animal was diagnosed as having cervical mucocele with the involvement of the left sublingual and mandibular salivary glands. Surgical treatment consisting of the excision of the involved gland/duct complex was immediately undertaken with definitive results. Clinical and histopathologic features of this chronic case of canine salivary mucocele are presented in this paper.