Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal

 

Retrobulbar chondrosarcoma in a dog

M. Ralić1,*, J. Vasić2, M. Jovanović3 and B. Cameron4

1Veterinary surgeon, Kumanovo, 1300, Republic of Macedonia

2Department of Surgery, Orthopaedics and Ophthalmology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

3Department of Pathomorphology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

4Veterinary surgeon, Hague, The Netherlands

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Abstract

This paper presents a review of a dog, with a retrobulbar chondrosarcoma, which was admitted for surgery for visible changes in his eye during inspection. Orbital neoplasia in dogs may be primary and secondary. Sixty percent of orbital neoplasia in dogs are primary, ninety percent of which are malignant. Retrobulbar neoplasms are rare and in their early stage represent a diagnostic challenge. Chondrosarcoma of the skull is a slow-progressing malignant disease which occurs locally, aggressive with invasion into the surrounding tissues. Dogs with chondrosarcoma of the skull have life expectancy between 210 and 580 days - in our case it was 180 days - after the first alterations on the eye of the dog occurred.

Keywords: Chondrosarcoma, Computed tomography, Exophthalmos.

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Cite this paper:

Ralić, M., Vasić, J., Jovanović, M. and Cameron, B. 2014. Retrobulbar chondrosarcoma in a dog. Open Vet. J. 4(1), 51-55.