Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis .ISSN: 2325-9590

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Case Report, J Vet Sci Med Diagn Vol: 9 Issue: 3

Bilateral Adenocarzinoma of the Lower Eyelid in a Cat Affecting Serial Meibomian Glands

Martin Reifinger1*, Karoline Lipnik1*, Elfriede Schneeweiss2

1Institute of Pathology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Wien

2Tierarzt Ordination Rennbahnzentrum, Austerlitzgasse 1, 1220 Wien

*Corresponding Author:
Martin Reifinger
Karoline Lipnik, Institute of Pathology
University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Wien
Email: [email protected]

Received Date: June 10, 2020; Accepted Date: July 04, 2020; Published Date: July 12, 2020

Citation: Reifinger M, Lipnik K, Schneeweiss E (2020) Bilateral Adenocarzinoma of the Lower Eyelid in a Cat Affecting Serial Meibomian Glands. J Vet Sci Med Diagn 9:3.


An aged male castrated European Shorthair Cat presented to a veterinarian with Horner Syndrome. The cat had been a long standing patient of the veterinarian and had no relevant health problems before except for recurrent Otitis externa due to infection with Malassezia pachydermatis which was repeatedly treated with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs. According to the chronic otitis the veterinarian suspected an auricular origin of the symptoms and started treatment with the above mentioned drugs.

At the control date one week later a pronounced swelling and hyperemia of both lower eyelids was evident which was indication for surgical excision of the affected lid areas.

Histological evaluation of the excised specimens revealed a systemic affection of meibomian glands by a predominantly solid carcinoma showing sporadically tubular formations. The tumor also invaded the surrounding stroma of the lids

Keywords: Meibomian glands, Eyelid, Cat, Adenocarcinoma, Bilateral

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