Acta Vet. Brno 2020, 89: 263-267

Computed tomographic imaging and surgical treatment of an acquired dentigerous cyst in a Slovakian Chuvach – a case report

Jana Václavíková1, Cedric Tutt2, Tomáš Fichtel1, Petr Raušer1, Ladislav Stehlík1, Barbora Putnová3, Marilena Szazeidou Georgiou1

1University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Clinic, Brno, Czech Republic
2Cape Animal Dentistry Service, Cape Town, South African Republic
3University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathological Morphology and Parasitology, Brno, Czech Republic

Received June 8, 2020
Accepted September 14, 2020

Dentigerous cysts occur infrequently in dogs and they should be a primary consideration in young dogs presented with oral swelling in the edentulous area. They are even less common in cats compared to dogs. Classification of lesions in animals is not very different from those described in humans. Dentigerous cysts are most frequently seen affecting the mandibular first premolar area with unerupted mandibular first premolar teeth. This report describes the clinical case of a four-year-old female Slovakian Chuvach that suffered from long-term difficulties associated with epistaxis and swelling of the facial area. Computed tomography revealed a cyst-like structure associated with an intra-nasal canine, prompting the suspected diagnosis of an odontogenic cyst. Histopathological examination of tissues obtained during the subsequent surgical procedure confirmed the diagnosis of a dentigerous cyst.


This study was supported by institutional research funding (TA 29) by the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno.


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