Open Veterinary Journal

Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal 
ISSN 2218-6050 (Online), ISSN 2226-4485 (Print) 

Metastatic intraocular hemangiopericytoma in a dog


Jonathan D. Pucket1,*, Rachel A. Allbaugh2, Mary L. Higginbotham3, Amy J. Rankin3 and Leandro Teixeira4


1Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA

2Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA

3Department of Clinical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA

4Department of Pathological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI 53706, USA



A 10-year-old Labrador Retriever who had been undergoing therapy for a recurrent hemangiopericytoma of the right flank presented to the Kansas State University Ophthalmology service for evaluation of a painful left eye. Examination revealed secondary glaucoma and irreversible blindness of the affected eye and multifocal chorioretinal lesions in the fellow eye. Therapeutic and diagnostic enucleation of the left eye was performed and histopathologic examination demonstrated the presence of a presumed metastatic spindle cell sarcoma. Further immunohistochemical staining confirmed the intraocular neoplasia to be metastatic spread from the previously removed flank mass. Rapid progression in size and number of chorioretinal lesions in the right eye was noted in the post-operative period until the patient was euthanized one month after surgery. This case report is the first to document intraocular metastasis of hemangiopericytoma in a veterinary patient.

Keywords: Glaucoma, Hemangiopericytoma, Metastasis.

Cite this paper:
Pucket, J.D., Allbaugh, R.A., Higginbotham, M.L., Rankin, A.J. and Teixeira, L. 2017. Metastatic intraocular hemangiopericytoma in a dog. Open Vet. J. 7(2), 132-138.