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Ferrets

Salivary mucocele

Contributor(s): Cathy Johnson-Delaney, David Perpinan

Introduction

  • Leakage/accumulation of saliva in the tissues surrounding the salivary gland(s).
  • Cause: damage/trauma to one of the five paired salivary glands.
  • Signs: swelling of the affected area.
  • Diagnosis: aspiration, cytology, contrast radiography.
  • Treatment: marsupialization of affected salivary gland(s); salivary gland removal.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Trauma to the duct openings by other oral pathology, or trauma to the glands themselves.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Miller P E & Pickett J P (1989) Zygomatic salivary gland mucocele in a ferret. J Am Vet Med Assoc 194 (10), 1437-1438 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Fox J G & Marini R P (2014) Eds Biology and Diseases of the Ferret. 3rd edn. Wiley Blackwell, USA. pp 835.


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