Concurrent squamous cell carcinoma and hemangiosarcoma in the cornea of a cat
- G. Storms
- C. Naranjo
- M. Grauwels
A 14-year-old, female, spayed Domestic Shorthair cat was presented for evaluation of a dark red mass occupying about 75% of the cornea of the left eye. Furthermore, the eye presented upper eyelid trichiasis, lower eyelid entropion and a marked symblepharon. The fellow eye presented upper eyelid trichiasis, lower eyelid entropion, extensive symblepharon and chronic stromal ulcerative keratitis. Based on the results of a corneal biopsy of the left eye, a corneal squamous cell carcinoma was diagnosed and an enucleation was performed subsequently. Histopathology of the globe revealed the presence of variably sized, vascular-like, blood-filled channels in the superficial corneal stroma, lined by spindle cells. In the central cornea, a markedly hyperplastic epithelium was noticed with infiltration of atypical corneal epithelial cells into the superficial stroma. A primary corneal hemangiosarcoma associated with a primary corneal squamous cell carcinoma was diagnosed. In this case report, the rare presence of multiple primary neoplasms within the same anatomical structure is described.
How to Cite:
Storms, G. & Naranjo, C. & Grauwels, M., (2016) “Concurrent squamous cell carcinoma and hemangiosarcoma in the cornea of a cat”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 85(1), 31-35. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/vdt.v85i1.16405