Primary ocular osteosarcoma in a dog.

Publications // Richard Dubielzig // Mar 01 2003

PubMed ID: 12641849

Author(s): Heath S, Rankin AJ, Dubielzig RR. Primary ocular osteosarcoma in a dog. Vet Ophthalmol. 2003 Mar;6(1):85-7. Review. PMID 12641849

Journal: Veterinary Ophthalmology, Volume 6, Issue 1, Mar 2003

An adult male Rottweiler presented to the veterinary medical teaching hospital at Purdue University with a 1-month history of hyphema. On physical examination conjunctivitis, episcleral hyperemia, corneal edema, hyphema, mild glaucoma and loss of vision were observed in the left eye. No other abnormalities were found. The left globe was surgically removed because of the high likelihood of neoplasia and it was fixed in 10% buffered formalin and submitted for pathology. A histologic diagnosis of primary osteosarcoma of the eye was made. Radiographic evaluation did not reveal any evidence of other tumors or pulmonary metastasis. This is the fourth canine case of primary intraocular osteosarcoma to be documented.