Corneal stromal sequestration in a dog

Fonte: Laurent Bouhanna, Laure B. Liscoët and Isabelle Raymond-Letron

Corneal Sequestration 9 year-old Shih-Tzu
   Corneal Sequestration 9 year-old Shih-Tzu

Abstract A case of corneal sequestrum in a 9-year-old Shih Tzu is reported. On the ophthalmic examination a brown-pigmented ulcer with mild edema and corneal vascularization was present. The brownish plaque was facing an inferior palpebral tumor. A superficial keratectomy followed by a grid keratotomy and removal of the palpebral mass were performed. Histological findings revealed an inflammatory cell infiltration underneath the acellular stromal layers. No melanin granules were observed. No vascular infiltration was present within the necrotic stroma. The surgical area healed and no recurrence has been reported by the owners at the time of writing. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of a corneal sequestrum in a dog.


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