Author(s): Malmberg JL, Garcia T, Dubielzig RR, Ehrhart EJ. Canine and feline retinal lymphoma: a retrospective review of 12 cases. Vet Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan;20(1):73-78. doi: 10.1111/vop.12356. Epub 2016 Feb 12. PMID 26868476
Journal: Veterinary Ophthalmology, Volume 20, Issue 1, Jan 2017
This retrospective study identified 12 cases (6 canine and 6 feline) of ocular lymphoma with extensive retinal involvement and relative sparing of other ocular tissues. Our objectives were to describe the morphologic and immunohistochemical features of retinal lymphoma, assess the degree of correlation to the human counterpart, assign subtypes based on the veterinary-adapted WHO classification system, and promote accurate reporting of retinal involvement in cases of intraocular lymphoma. Our findings suggest that a distinct retinal tropism is quite rare, representing approximately 1% of all cases of canine and feline ocular lymphoma. No breed or sex predispositions were identified. The mean age of the affected animal was 7 years (range 4-10) and 11 years (range 6-19) for dogs and cats, respectively. Nine cases (5 canine and 4 feline) were classified as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) subtype. The remaining cases were classified as peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL).