Gingival Fibrosarcoma in a Horse: A Case Report

Apryle Horbal, Padraic M. Dixon

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A 4-year-old thoroughbred cross mare was referred to the University of Edinburgh Veterinary School Equine Hospital for treatment of a soft tissue tumor on the buccal gingival margin of the rostral right maxillary cheek teeth. The lesion was initially surgically excised and diagnosed as a fibrosarcoma via histopathology. Adjunctive treatment with intralesional cisplatin chemotherapy was begun. The tumor recurred and was repeatedly treated with intralesional cisplatin injections and additional surgical resection over the course of 14 weeks. Despite the initial poor response to treatment, no further regrowth of the tumor occurred 3 months following its final treatment. The horse remained free of visible evidence of tumor nearly 5 years later.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-248
JournalJournal of Veterinary Dentistry
Issue number4
Early online date20 Feb 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Feb 2017


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