Necrotising sialoadenitis in a wire-haired Fox Terrier (abstract)

Necrotising sialoadenitis in a wire-haired Fox Terrier (abstract)
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Bilateral mandibular salivary gland infarction was diagnosed in a young mature wire-haired fox terrier with a protracted history of drooling, loss of appetite, retching and vomiting. The signs were not alleviated following surgical removal of the glands. Despite supportive therapy, the animal’s condition did not improve and it was killed. Histologically the enlarged affected salivary glands were almost entirely necrotic and there was evidence of reactive inflammation peripherally. The necrosis was interpreted as being due to ischaemia. The only other significant pathological findings were compensatory hypertrophy and hyperplasia of the parotid salivary glands.

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