Sialocele in Rabbits

Summary Information
Diseases / List of Miscellaneous / Metabolic / Multifactorial Diseases / Disease summary
Alternative Names Ranula
Disease Agents
  • A sialocele is a cystic structure developing following salivary duct blockage. Sialoceles in the lingual frenulum, arising from a duct of the sublingual salivary gland, are named ranulas. (J495.25.w1)
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General Description
Gross pathology
  • In a laboratory rabbit, a dome-shaped lesion was noted on the underside of the tongue as an incidental finding at necropsy. (J495.25.w1)
  • Tongue: In the subcutaneous tissues, a cyst-like structure, lined with pseudostratified epithelium and filled with amorphous proteinaceous material. A smaller similar structure was nearby, lined with low cuboidal epithelium. (J495.25.w1)
Further Information The lesion was diagnosed as a sialocele. (J495.25.w1)

Differential diagnosis

Associated Techniques
Host taxa groups /species
Disease Author Debra Bourne MA VetMB PhD MRCVS (V.w5)
Referees Molly Varga BVetMed DZooMed MRCVS (V.w125)

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