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  • SPECIES:
    • CANINE
  • SYSTEM:
    • GASTROINTESTINAL
  • ORGAN:
    • ORAL CAVITY
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • REACTIVE HYPERPLASIA OF THE BUCCAL NODE
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • GRANDI
  • INSTITUTION:
    • [Other] - Personal
  • GENPATH:
    • LYMPHOCYTIC, lymphocytes/HYPERPLASIA
  • COMMENTS:
    • With regard to nomenclature, the lymph node in the buccal region has for many years been called ln. facialis in guinea pigs (Spira, 1962) and dogs (Rumph et al., 1980). On the other hand, authors such as Shelton and Forsythe (1979) use the term ln. buccalis. This nomenclature confusion has recently been resolved by the International Committee on Veterinary Gross Anatomical Nomenclature by officially recognizing the term ‘‘ln. buccalis’’ belonging to the Lymphocentrum mandibulare (Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria, 2005). The present study revealed that the buccal lymph node is only present in a minority of dogs. The observed prevalence of 9% is in accordance with the findings of Shelton and Forsythe (1979) and Rumph et al. (1980). Any conclusion about breed distribution should be made with reservations but our data suggest that the buccal lymph node is mainly present in larger purebred dogs as no buccal lymph node was found in small or medium breeds or in the 41 mongrels examined in this study. Christophe R.Casteleyn et al. The buccal lymph node (lymphonodus buccalis) in dogs: Occurrence, anatomical location, histological characteristics and clinical implications. The Vet Journal Contributors: Drs. Fabrizio Grandi and Michele Venturini.