Surgical management of oral squamous cell carcinoma in a Labrador dog
MS Didugu, J Radhakrishna Rao, L Lokesh, N Keshavi Chowdary, R Srujan and Gautami Sarma
A 4-year-old male Labrador of 25 kg was presented to Veterinary Hospital, Bhoiguda, College of Veterinary Science, Hyderabad, P.V. Narsimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University with a history of hypersalivation since a month, bleeding from the mouth while eating, dull and inactive for 5 days with reduced food intake. On examination, a sublingual mass was observed along the floor of the buccal cavity at lingual frenulum. All the vital signs were normal. The haematological report showed no abnormalities. Surgical excision was the treatment opted. The buccal cavity was cleansed with betadine gargle solution after the dog was sedated with intramuscular atropine and xylazine combination @ 0.02 mg/kg BW and 1 mg/kg BW, respectively. Ketamine @10 mg/kg BW was given intramuscularly to induce anaesthesia. Anaesthesia was maintained by xylazine and ketamine combination @ 0.5 mg/kg BW and 2.5 mg/kg BW respectively, intravenously. The mass was resected with wide margins with the help of diathermy. Ligation was done using chromic catgut 1-0 where necessary. Suturing was done to close the defect by opposing the epithelial surfaces with chromic catgut 1-0. The resected mass was sent for histopathological examination. Post-operatively, ceftriaxone sodium @ 25 mg/kg and chlorpheniramine maleate @ 0.5 mg/kg were given intramuscularly for 5 days while meloxicam was given @ 0.3 mg/kg subcutaneously for 3 days. Daily mouth-wash with betadine gargle solution was done till 10th post-operative day. The animal recovered uneventfully. The histopathological examination revealed that the resected mass as squamous cell carcinoma.
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MS Didugu, J Radhakrishna Rao, L Lokesh, N Keshavi Chowdary, R Srujan and Gautami Sarma. Surgical management of oral squamous cell carcinoma in a Labrador dog. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(10S): 242-245.