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Nasal Disease In Cats

Posted by Rachel Korman on 22 February 2021
Nasal Disease In Cats

Chronic nasal disease in cats maybe caused by various aetiologies including infection, inflammatory and neoplastic disease. Definitive diagnosis can require advanced imaging and biopsy, yet despite utilisation of these modalities and depending on the disease process, treatment ultimately is about long term management rather than cure in many cases.



  • Viral e.g. Feline Herpesvirus & chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Fungal e.g. Cryptococcus, Aspergillus
  • Mycobacteria
  • Tooth root abscess
  • Oronasal fistula


  • Nasopharyngeal polyp
  • Chronic lymphocytic plasmocytic rhinitis "nasal IBD"
  • Foreign body


  • Lymphoma
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma


  • Choanal atresia
  • Nasopharyngeal stenosis

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