History and Treatment Planning
Maggie, a friendly and rambunctious 12 year old, spayed female pug, was diagnosed with malignant oral melanoma in March 2022 by her primary care veterinarian. The mass was located on her upper left dental arcade. Her veterinarian surgically debulked approximately 80% of the mass. Unfortunately, Maggie experienced rapid local recurrence within a month of the surgery, involving the maxilla, and the adjacent mandibular lymph node.