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Posted by: Mary | 2010/06/21

Lump

We have a cross Boerboel and noticed he has a lump on the side of his head, behind his ear. It is soft and does not seem as if he has pain when we feel it. We are not able to get him in the car as he gets aggressive when we try. What could it be and what can we do about it please. Thank you Doctor.

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Hi Mary

It is difficult to say what the mass maybe. It could be fluid filled plasma/pus or it maybe a tumour benign/malignant. The best advise I can give is to request that the vet visit and insert a need and see what the composition of the mass is....we normally do a aspirate of the mass and analyse this under the microscope to give a definitive diagnosis. What is also important is to have an idea as to how long the mass has been there and whether it is still getting larger.

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Posted by: CyberVet | 2010/06/21

Hi Mary

It is difficult to say what the mass maybe. It could be fluid filled plasma/pus or it maybe a tumour benign/malignant. The best advise I can give is to request that the vet visit and insert a need and see what the composition of the mass is....we normally do a aspirate of the mass and analyse this under the microscope to give a definitive diagnosis. What is also important is to have an idea as to how long the mass has been there and whether it is still getting larger.

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