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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 1548-1555

Histopathological Characterization of Soft Palate in Brachycephalic Syndrome in Pugs: A Review of 12 Cases
Prakash Kumar1*, Mala Shammi1, C. Ramani1, Geetha Ramesh2 and Balagangatharathilagar3
1Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, 3Department of Clinical Medicine, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, India
2Director of Distance Education, Tanuvas, Chennai, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was conducted to evaluate the histological features of elongated soft palate in dogs affected with brachycephalic syndrome. Soft palate samples were collected from dogs which underwent surgical correction of elongated soft palate. Histological observations of brachycephalic soft palate in this study were edema of the lamina propria, superficial epithelial hyperplasia, interfibrillar matrix swelling, hyperplasia of mucous gland and structural degeneration of muscle fibers. Histological study indicate that the increased thickness of the elongated soft palate in dogs with brachycephalic airway syndrome was not due to muscle hypertrophy or fat deposition but is instead due to significantly increased stroma within the lamina propria, edema and increased proportion of salivary tissue. Hence multifactorial changes are responsible for elongation and thickening of soft palate in brachycephalic dogs.

Keywords: Brachycephalic dogs, Histopathology of soft palate, Diode laser staphylectomy, CO2 laser staphylectomy

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Prakash Kumar, B., Mala Shammi, C. Ramani, Geetha Ramesh and Balagangatharathilagar. 2021. Histopathological Characterization of Soft Palate in Brachycephalic Syndrome in Pugs: A Review of 12 Cases.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 1548-1555. doi:
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