Craniomandibular osteopathy is a developmental disease in
extensive bony changes in the
usually occurs between the ages of 3 and 8 months. Breeds most commonly
affected include the
West Highland White Terrier,
Cairn Terrier, and
Boston Terrier. Symptoms include firm swelling of the jaw, drooling,
pain, and difficulty eating. It is an inherited disease, especially in
canine distemper has also been indicated as a possible cause. Growth
of lesions will usually stop around the age of one year, and then
shrink. If the disease is extensive, especially around the tympanic
bulla (middle ear), then the
prognosis is guarded.
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Internal Medicine(4th ed.). W.B. Saunders Company.
- Thrall, Donald E. (1994). Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology
(2nd ed.). W.B. Saunders Company.
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