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Odontoma-like tumours of squirrel elodont incisors

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By sc boy · 2006 · cited by 33 — either multiple, small tooth-like structures (compound odontoma) or a conglomerate mass of odontogenic hard and soft tissue (complex odontoma) (neville et ...
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Odontoma-like Tumours of Squirrel Elodont Incisors—ElodontomasS.C. Boya and G. Steenkamp ba Department of Oral Pathology and Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Scienceb Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0001, SouthAfricaSummarySince 2003, nine squirrels were presented at a South African veterinary dental practice with lesions inthe maxilla consistent with the clinical, radiological and histological features of odontomas as describedin prairie dogs, rats and mice. These odontoma-like masses have not previously been described insquirrels. This report describes the clinico-pathological features and possible pathogenesis of the lesionsand proposes the term “elodontoma” for these hamartomatous odontogenic lesions in the jaws ofanimals with continuously erupting (elodont) teeth.Tree squirrels, which belong to the order Rodentia, family Sciuridae are becoming increasingly popularas pets in South A...
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