Outcomes of cats with oral tumors treated with mandibulectomy: 42 cases. Academic Article uri icon


  • Medical records of 42 cats treated with mandibulectomy for oral neoplasia at eight institutions were reviewed to determine morbidity, progression-free interval, and survival time. Progression-free and survival rates at 1 and 2 years were 56% and 49%, and 60% and 57%, respectively. Cats with squamous cell carcinoma had significantly shorter survival than cats with fibrosarcoma or osteosarcoma. Seventy-two percent of cats were dysphagic or inappetent immediately postoperatively, and 12% never regained the ability to eat. Despite acute morbidity in 98% and long-term morbidity in 76% of cats, 83% of the 30 owners providing information were satisfied with the outcome of mandibulectomy.

published proceedings

  • J Am Anim Hosp Assoc

author list (cited authors)

  • Northrup, N. C., Selting, K. A., Rassnick, K. M., Kristal, O., O'Brien, M. G., Dank, G., ... Gieger, T. L.

citation count

  • 66

complete list of authors

  • Northrup, Nicole C||Selting, Kimberly A||Rassnick, Kenneth M||Kristal, Orna||O'Brien, Maura G||Dank, Gillian||Dhaliwal, Ravinder S||Jagannatha, Shyla||Cornell, Karen K||Gieger, Tracy L

publication date

  • September 2006