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Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association



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An 11-year-old, neutered, male domestic shorthair was presented with a five-month history of recurrent, unilateral, seromucoid discharge from the right eye. A verrucous mass extended from the posterior aspect of the nictitating membrane. Adenocarcinoma of the gland of the nictitating membrand (GNM) was diagnosed upon biopsy. The cat subsequently developed metastases to the lungs, pleura, mediastinum, liver, and kidneys and died six months after clinical signs first were observed. Little is known about the biological behavior of adenocarcinoma of the GNM in cats. This is the first report that describes the natural progression of this disease.


PMID: 9204470

At the time of publication, author András Komáromy was affiliated with the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University. Currently, he is a faculty member at the Vet Med school at the University of Pennsylvania.


The wrong picture was used for Figure 3. The photomicrograph for Figure 3 on page 334 is of an impression smear of a metastatic lesion as described on page 335. The caption for Figure 3 is of an impression smear biopsy as described on page 333. The photomicrograph corresponding to this description was not published. (From JAAHA, 33(5), 369.)



Date Posted: 13 November 2013

This document has been peer reviewed.