Subconjunctival hibernoma in a dog
Article first published online: 18 NOV 2013
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Stuckey, J. A., Rankin, A. J., Romkes, G., Slack, J., Kiupel, M. and Dubielzig, R. R. (2013), Subconjunctival hibernoma in a dog. Veterinary Ophthalmology. doi: 10.1111/vop.12124
- Article first published online: 18 NOV 2013
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A 10-year-old, castrated male, German Shepherd mixed-breed dog was presented to Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center for evaluation of a subconjunctival swelling in the ventral fornix of the left orbit. The owner elected to pursue excision of the mass 2 years after initial consultation following a sudden change in the size and color of the lesion. An excisional biopsy was performed, and the mass along with its associated capsule were submitted to the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin for histopathologic evaluation, which confirmed the diagnosis of a hibernoma. Fourteen months following excision, the patient showed no evidence of tumor regrowth.