J. Vet. Sci. 2017; 18(1): 115-118  https://doi.org/10.4142/jvs.2017.18.1.115
Recurrence after exenteration for canine orbital malignant schwannoma
Seonmi Kang1, Jungwhan Yang2, Yesran Lee2, Hyomyeong Pyo3, Jaehoon Kim4, Kangmoon Seo1,*
1Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Research Institute for Veterinary Science, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
2Seoul Animal Clinic, Seoul 06199, Korea
3Hyeongwoo Animal Hospital, Seoul 05391, Korea
4Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Korea
Correspondence to: Kangmoon Seo
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Received: December 23, 2015; Revised: April 14, 2016; Accepted: June 8, 2016; Published online: March 30, 2017.
A 14-year-old Maltese dog presented with progressive exophthalmos and external deviation of the right eye. Ultrasonography revealed the presence of a retrobulbar mass and fine-needle aspiration cytology was performed, which detected a malignant mass. There was no evidence of metastasis on thoracic and abdominal radiography. Computed tomography showed no invasion into the bony orbit and no metastasis to the lung or lymph nodes. Exenteration was performed to remove the mass completely. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor was confirmed by histopathological examination.
Keywords: dogs, neoplasms, neurilemmoma, orbit

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