Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Volume: 55 Issue: 1

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Ocular retiform haemangioendothelioma in a Hallikar bullock and its surgical treatment

S. Arutkumaran1, N. Gurunathan1*, M. Vigneswari1, S. Tina Roshini1 and N. Aruljothi1

1. Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (RIVER) Kurumbapet – 605009 Puducherry, India

Year: 2024, Page: 198-201, Doi: https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2024.55.1.198-201

Received: Feb. 24, 2023 Accepted: Dec. 28, 2023 Published: March 31, 2024

Abstract

A hallikar bullock was presented to the Veterinary Clinical Complex, RIVER with the complaint of an abnormal ocular mass in the left eye, progressing in size with profuse lacrimation for the past ten days. Physical and ocular examinations suggested that the abnormal tissue proliferation could be neoplastic which was present on the medial aspect of the left eye extending from the upper and lower eyelid, conjunctiva and nictitating membrane. Under sedation and local infiltration, a local tumour extirpation was performed. Histopathology of the extirpated mass revealed a well-differentiated neoplasm with long retiform vascular channels, and endothelial cells protruding into the lumen in a hobnail configuration, forming intraluminal papillae. Post-operative care along with routine wound dressing was undertaken. This article reports a case of retiform haemangioendothelioma of the eye in a hallikar bullock.

Keywords: Bullock, eye, retiform haemangioendothelioma

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Cite this article

Arutkumaran,S., Gurunathan, M., Vigneswari, S., Roshini, T. and Aruljothi, N. 2024. Ocular retiform haemangioendothelioma in a Hallikar bullock and its surgical treatment. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 55(1):198-201

DOI: https://doi.org/10.51966/jvas.2024.55.1.198-201

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