A conjunctival dermoid of the third eyelid in a Birman cat

A 2-month-old female Birman cat was brought for evaluation of a small mass protruding from the anterior surface of the conjunctiva of the third eyelid of the right eye. The initial ophthalmic examination did not reveal any other obvious clinical signs. Given that the mass doubled in diameter in just 3 weeks, it was surgically removed and subjected to histopathological analysis. The definitive diagnosis was a conjunctival dermoid. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first case of a primary dermoid on the conjunctiva of the third eyelid described in a Birman cat.

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  • Authors: Di Fiore L., Giudice C., Pradelli D., Falcini I.
  • Authors note: Luciana Di Fiore*, Med Vet, Clinica Veterinaria Gran Sasso (Milano) - Chiara Giudice, Med Vet, PhD, Dipl. ECVP, Università degli studi di Milano - Danitza Pradelli, Med Vet, PhD, Clinica Veterinaria Gran Sasso (Milano) - Ilaria Falcini, Med Vet, Clinica Veterinaria Gran Sasso (Milano)
  • Year: 2017
  • Reference: Veterinaria Year 31, n. 1, February 2017
  • Pages: 1 - 4
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