Primary corneal papilloma and squamous cell carcinoma associated with pigmentary keratitis in four dogs.

@article{Bernays1999PrimaryCP,
  title={Primary corneal papilloma and squamous cell carcinoma associated with pigmentary keratitis in four dogs.},
  author={M E Bernays and Donaldj Flemming and Robert Louis Peiffer},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={214 2},
  pages={215-7, 204}
}
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and squamous papilloma are rarely reported as primary lesions of the cornea in dogs. One case of corneal papilloma and 3 cases of SCC, each arising as a primary central corneal neoplasm rather than spreading from adjacent limbal conjunctiva, were reviewed. The most common cause of SCC in animals is chronic exposure of lightly pigmented epithelium to UV light; however, all dogs in this study had a history of chronic pigmentary keratitis. Three of the 4 dogs were of… CONTINUE READING

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