Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

5-1-1984

Publication Source

Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association

Volume

20

Start Page

471

Last Page

476

Abstract

Intraocular tumors are rare in the dog. Of the reported neoplasms, melanomas are the most common. These tumors characteristically arise in the anterior uvea and secondarily infiltrate posteriorly into the choroid and/or anteriorly into the corneoscleral region. Advanced tumors may extend extraocularly. In the dog, isolated choroidal melanomas are extremely uncommon; to the authors' knowledge, only two cases have been previously reported. This report describes a pigmented choroidal tumor in a dog with clinical and histopathologic features resembling a benign melanoma.

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Date Posted: 12 November 2013

This document has been peer reviewed.