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Lingual mast cell tumour in a cat
  1. Breann C Sommer1,
  2. Brian K Flesner2,
  3. Shannon Dehghanpir1,
  4. Dawn Evans1 and
  5. Stephen D Gaunt1
  1. 1School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
  2. 2College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Brian K Flesner, flesnerb{at}


A 12-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat was presented for staging and treatment recommendations of a lingual mast cell tumour (MCT). Cytology after fine-needle aspiration of the mandibular lymph nodes revealed regional metastasis. There are limited reports of the biological behaviour, response to treatment and overall prognosis of feline oral MCT. The clinical presentation, cytological and histological features, and response to treatment of a feline lingual MCT are discussed.

  • Cats
  • Mast cells
  • Neoplasia
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
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  • Contributors BCS wrote the initial draft of this document and oversaw some of the cat's treatment. BKF oversaw treatment and made final edits to the case report. DE contributed to the histopathological evaluation. SDG and SD contributed to the cytological evaluation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No additional data are available.

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