The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine


The prevalence and treatment of 69 eyelid masses in dogs at the Ophthalmology clinic, Department of Surgery, Small Animal Hospital, Chulalongkorn University, between November 2000 and November 2003, in relation to breed, sex, age, location, tumor size, histopathological diagnosis and surgical treatment is reported. The average age of the affected dogs was 7.85 years. Mixed breeds, males and the upper eyelid were at a higher risk. The average size of the mass was 6.49 mm. Benign tumors (88.41%) were more frequent than malignant ones (11.59%). Sebaceous gland tumors were more frequently encounted (79.7%) than malignant tumors, malignant melanomas, squamous cell carcinomas and mastocytomas. Amputation and liquid nitrogen spray cryotherapy is the effective treatment for all eyelid masses with a 100% cure rate.

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