The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine


Terd Tesprateep


The paper describes a case of lingual calcinosis circumscripta affecting a young female German-shepherd. Clinical information, pathology and possible etiology are given. Multilocular calcified lesions of dog in which calcium salts are present as chalky-white, irregular masses embedded in fibrous connective tissue usually in the skin and subcutaneous tissues, was described on one hand as "Calcium gout" or Kalkgicht" (Kunze 1926), and on the other (Thompson and co-workers 1959). as "Calcinosis circumscripta" Similar lesions were less commonly seen in the tongue and cavity buccal (Cotchin 1960, Douglas and Kelly 1966, Howell and Ishmael 1966). Lesion is still not clear. The pathogenesis of this Calcification of soft tissue may be metastatic or dystrophic in origin. This report describes calcinosis circumscripta affecting the tongue of one-year-old German shepherd.


Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University

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