Lump on Bulldogs Palate

mirandachester

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Hello everyone,

I noticed a pink, oddly symmetrical lump on the top of Chesters (4 years old) palate the other day, I’ve attached a picture below. I had never seen anything like it, and my breeder hadn’t either. Going back to my pictures and videos, I’ve noticed you can make it out since 2019. He’s had many many physical exams and bloodwork done for unrelated things, and I’m kicking myself that I’ve missed it. A quick email to my vet has said that it could be a number of things and that if it doesn’t go away in two weeks (and since it’s been there for awhile it probably won’t) they would like to look at it and do a fine needle aspiration of it (but would have to put him under). I’m going crazy with worry about the lump and the possibility of that procedure. Has anyone seen anything like this?

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Manydogs

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This may be what is called an epilus, which is more common in flat faced dogs. My girl had one(a large one) on her gums, and it was surgically removed. They are usually benign, but should be checked out. [MENTION=15364]oscarmayer[/MENTION]
 

oscarmayer

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This may be what is called an epilus...
That's exactly what it looks like.

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https://www.petcoach.co/dog/condition/epulis/


"Causation
An epulis is the most common benign tumor of the mouth in dogs. It is usually located in the gum tissue near the incisors or canine teeth. It originates in the connective tissue that holds the teeth to the bone of the jaw. The literal translation of "epulis" is "gum boil". The most common cause of epulis is a result of trauma in the mouth, often occurring as the teeth rub the gums.

There are three types of epulides:

Fibromatous: Consists of tough, fibrous tissue.

Ossifying: In addition to fibrous tissue, also contains bone cells. These may transform into cancerous tumors.

Acanthomatous: More invasive, growing into the normal bone around it and destroying it, but not metastasizing (spreading elsewhere in the body). These tumors are now also more commonly known as acanthomatous ameloblastomas."
 

2BullyMama

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