Suspected uveal metastasis of a nail bed melanoma in a dog.

Publications // Richard Dubielzig // Jul 01 2007

PubMed ID: 17565559

Author(s): Esson D, Fahrer CS, Zarfoss MK, Dubielzig RR. Suspected uveal metastasis of a nail bed melanoma in a dog. Vet Ophthalmol. 2007 Jul-Aug;10(4):262-6. PMID 17565559

Journal: Veterinary Ophthalmology, Volume 10, Issue 4,

A 13-year-old Golden Retriever was referred for evaluation of generalized corneal edema, dyscoria, and suspected glaucoma affecting the right eye. The dog exhibited no signs of systemic illness, but had a history of a melanoma of the nail bed of the first digit of the right hind limb, excised 1 year previously. Ophthalmologic examination revealed diffuse corneal edema, mild anterior uveitis, glaucoma and a mass within the right iris. Enucleation was performed and histopathologic evaluation of the globe revealed the iris to be infiltrated with an anaplastic melanoma, suspected to represent a metastasis of the original nail bed tumor.