Lenticular Invasion by a Ciliary Body Adenocarcinoma in a Dog
Ciliary body adenocarcinomas are well-recognized tumors in dogs; however, invasion of the lens by the tumor has not been described in veterinary species. Evaluation of the right eye of a 10-year-old Labrador Retriever revealed a ciliary body mass spanning from the 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock position that was impinging on the lens. Histologic evaluation of the enucleated eye revealed a ciliary body adenocarcinoma with lens invasion. Where the tumor encroached on the lens, the lens capsule was absent and there was scrolling of the broken ends of the capsule. Tumor cells were juxtaposed to the lens fibers and dissecting between the lens fibers. There were no inflammatory cells within the lens associated with the breaks in the capsule or within the anterior chamber. To our knowledge this is the first report of lens invasion by a tumor in any veterinary species.
Diane V. Hendrix and Robert L. Donnell. "Lenticular Invasion by a Ciliary Body Adenocarcinoma in a Dog" Veterinary Pathology 44.4 (2007): 540-542.
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