Apex Dog and Cat Dentistry
945 W. Jefferson Ave.
Englewood, CO 80110
(303) 810-6029
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Feline inductive odontogenic tumor (FIOT) is a rare neoplasm reported only in young cats, usually under 18-months-of-age. It is most commonly diagnosed in domestic shorthaired cats; there does not appear to be a gender predilection. FIOT most commonly occurs in the rostral maxilla (front part of upper jaw), with the remainder in the mandible. There is inconsistent terminology regarding the classification of this neoplasm. The tumor was originally designated fibro-ameloblastoma, but the terms adamantinoma, ameloblastoma, ameloblastic fibroma and inductive fibroameloblastoma have all been used to describe this tumor. The tumor may be locally invasive, but metastasis has not been reported. Surgical excision is curative.