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Revista de Medicina Veterinaria

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Abstract

TRUJILLO PISO, Dunia Yisela; RENGIFO VALBUENA, Carlos Augusto  and  ZAMORA RESTAN, Wilmer Alejandro. Conjunctival Angiokeratoma in a Dog of Neapolitan Mastiff Breed. Rev. Med. Vet. [online]. 2015, n.30, pp.129-137. ISSN 0122-9354.

Ocular tumors are frequent in the eye clinic of small animals. They can be primary or secondary, and its location within the eyeball or its attachments may trigger consequences ranging from the loss of aesthetics to affecting the eye's functionality. This article presents a case of conjunctival angiokeratoma in a five-year-old female dog of Neapolitan Mastiff breed, in the Small Animal Clinic of Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia in Ibagué. The patient was treated for presenting ocular alteration in her left eye characterized by an increase of volume and hyperemia of the third eyelid conjunctiva, with a two-year evolution. During the ophthalmic examination, ocular mucosanguineous discharge, conjunctival hyperemia and follicular conjunctivitis were found. After general and ophthalmic clinical examination was performed, a biopsy of the lesion was performed for a histopathologic evaluation, which determined angiokeratoma in the third eyelid conjunctiva, a rare neoplasia in this type of tissue and in this breed. The treatment used in this case was surgical removal, with favorable results, which led to a complete removal of the tumor without sequelae in the patient.

Keywords : angiokeratoma; conjunctiva; neapolitan mastiff; third eyelid.

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