Diagnose This SQ Mass

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Photo courtesy Phil Zeltzman

This hunting dog had an enlarging SQ mass. The incision was made to drain and culture the purulent content. The culture revealed Actinomyces.


  1. What’s your presumptive diagnosis?
  2. What would you do next?
  3. What is the typical sequence of events?

2 thoughts on “Diagnose This SQ Mass

  1. submandibular salivery gland infection
    surgical removal of the salivery gland and treatment with antibiotics ( clindamycin )

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