Case report

Imaging features of mandibular squamous cell carcinoma in a cat

  • M.M.W.M. Dekkers
  • K. Kromhout
  • J.H. Saunders
  • S. David
  • G. Vercauteren
  • E. Stock


A fourteen-year-old, neutered, male European Shorthair cat was referred with clinical signs of anorexia, weight loss and right sided mandibular swelling, which progressively increased in size. In addition, marked thickening and ulceration of the ipsilateral mandibular gingiva were both found. A computed tomography scan revealed marked amorphous periosteal reaction, extensive cortical disruption, moth-eaten to permeative osteolysis and moderate surrounding soft tissue swelling. The histopathological diagnosis was a grade 2 squamous cell carcinoma with infiltration in the bone and separation of bony trabeculae.

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Dekkers, M., Kromhout, K., Saunders, J., David, S., Vercauteren, G. & Stock, E., (2024) “Imaging features of mandibular squamous cell carcinoma in a cat”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 93(2), 85–90. doi:

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Published on
30 Apr 2024
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