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Title: 
Concurrent squamous cell carcinoma and hemangiosarcoma in the cornea of a cat
Author(s): 
G. STORMS, C. NARANJO, M. GRAUWELS
Abstract: 

A 14-year-old, female, spayed Domestic Shorthair cat was presented for evaluation of a darkred mass occupying about 75% of the cornea of the left eye. Furthermore, the eye presented uppereyelid trichiasis, lower eyelid entropion and a marked symblepharon. The fellow eye presentedupper eyelid trichiasis, lower eyelid entropion, extensive symblepharon and chronic stromalulcerative keratitis. Based on the results of a corneal biopsy of the left eye, a corneal squamouscell carcinoma was diagnosed and an enucleation was performed subsequently. Histopathologyof the globe revealed the presence of variably sized, vascular-like, blood-filled channels in thesuperficial corneal stroma, lined by spindle cells. In the central cornea, a markedly hyperplasticepithelium was noticed with infiltration of atypical corneal epithelial cells into the superficialstroma. A primary corneal hemangiosarcoma associated with a primary corneal squamous cellcarcinoma was diagnosed. In this case report, the rare presence of multiple primary neoplasmswithin the same anatomical structure is described.

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