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Surgical resection of peripheral odontogenic fibromas in African pygmy hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris): a case study

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Title
Surgical resection of peripheral odontogenic fibromas in African pygmy hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris): a case study
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BMC Veterinary Research, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12917-015-0455-0
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Anna Wozniak-Biel, Maciej Janeczek, Izabela Janus, Marcin Nowak

Abstract

Neoplastic lesions of the mammary gland, lymph nodes, or oral cavity in African pygmy hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris) are common in captive animals. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy protocols have not yet been established for the African pygmy hedgehog. Thus, surgical resection is the current treatment of choice in this species. A 5-year-old male African pygmy hedgehog showed multiple erythematous, round small tumors located in the oral cavity, on both sides of maxilla. The treatment of choice was surgical resection of tumors using a surgical knife under general anesthesia. Excised neoplastic lesions were diagnosed as peripheral odontogenic fibroma by histopathology. Six months after surgery relapse of tumors in the oral cavity was not observed. The treatment adopted in this case report is safe for the patient and provides the best solution for mild proliferative lesions of the oral cavity. To our knowledge this is the first report of surgical resection of oral tumors (peripheral odontogenic fibroma) in the African pygmy hedgehog.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 4 24%
Other 2 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 12%
Researcher 2 12%
Student > Master 2 12%
Other 3 18%
Unknown 2 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 12%
Unknown 3 18%

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