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See detailNeuromuscular blockade as part of an anaesthetic protocol for cataract surgery in an alpaca
Tutunaru, Alexandru-Cosmin ULiege; Storms, Goedele ULiege; Monclin, Sébastien ULiege et al

in Journal of Camelid Science (2016), 9

A six-month-old alpaca was presented to the veterinary teaching hospital of the University of Liège (Belgium) with a bilateral cataract. A decision was made to perform bilateral cataract surgery after an ... [more ▼]

A six-month-old alpaca was presented to the veterinary teaching hospital of the University of Liège (Belgium) with a bilateral cataract. A decision was made to perform bilateral cataract surgery after an ocular ultrasound and electroretinogram were performed to assess the posterior segment and retinal function, respectively. As a premedication, the alpaca received xylazine, butorphanol and midazolam intramuscularly. Anaesthesia was induced subsequently with ketamine and midazolam intravenously and maintained with isoflurane on oxygen/air mixture. The alpaca was mechanically ventilated during surgery. Neuromuscular blockade was induced and maintained with cis-atracurium intravenously. The dose of cis-atracurium was permanently adapted using a peripheral nerve stimulator. This case report brings new knowledge regarding the use and dosage of cis-atracurium in alpacas. [less ▲]

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See detailCT FEATURES OF A LACRIMAL GLAND TUMOR IN A DOG
Etienne, Anne-Laure ULiege; Grauwels, Magda ULiege; Storms, Goedele ULiege et al

Poster (2014, August)

Background: In the dog, neoplasms of the lacrimal gland are rare. Lacrimal cysts were also reported. Computed tomography (CT) scan findings of these lacrimal gland abnormalities have not been described in ... [more ▼]

Background: In the dog, neoplasms of the lacrimal gland are rare. Lacrimal cysts were also reported. Computed tomography (CT) scan findings of these lacrimal gland abnormalities have not been described in dogs. Purpose: The present report describes clinical and CT features of a lacrimal gland tumor in a dog. Methods: A 3,5 year old female intact Leonberger with a good general health status was presented with a progressive swelling at the level of the supero-temporal area of the left upper eyelid and of the bulbar conjunctiva since 3 weeks. Ocular examination revealed a slight enophthalmia and a ventronasal strabismus, the presence of a firm mass in the upper eyelid which was anteriorly well circumscribed and extending posteriorly between the globe and the orbital ligament. Findings: A CT scan pre- and post- contrast studies of the head were performed. A 3 cm hypoattenuating (+/- 10 HU) ovoid mass was observed dorsolateral to the indented left globe. This mass was well circumscribed by an unevenly thick irregular soft tissue- attenuating wall (50HU), which was strongly contrast-enhanced (150HU) and measured about 2 to 10mm in thickness. The left globe was displaced caudoventromedially. No adjacent bone lesion, or foreign body was observed. No normal left lacrimal gland was observed. These findings were suggestive of an abscess or an orbital tumor with a necrotic/cystic center; a lacrimal cyst was considered less likely because of the unevenness and the thickness of the wall. Complete surgical ablation was done by a modified lateral orbitotomy. Histopathology revealed a mixed benign tumor of the lacrimal gland and a lymphocytic necrotic adenitis. Six months postoperatively no recurrence is noted and the tear production is 15mm/min. Conclusion: The lacrimal gland is located dorsolateral to the globe and produces tears. In human medicine, a wide range of lacrimal gland pathologies were described and assessed by computed imaging techniques. Pleomorphic adenomas (mixed benign tumor) could reveal irregular bone erosion and could undergo malignant transformation. In dogs, lacrimal cysts were described as thin walled structures.4 Only few articles reported lacrimal gland tumor. To the authors knowledge, CT findings of a lacrimal gland tumor have not been described previously. In conclusion, lacrimal gland tumor should be included in the differential diagnosis of a firm ovoid cystic/necrotic mass dorsolateral to the orbit. [less ▲]

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See detailUnusual presentation of a mesenchymal eyelid hamartoma and an update of the incidence of periocular hamartomas in dogs
Storms, Goedele ULiege; Janssens, Gerlinde; Grauwels, Magda ULiege et al

in Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift (2014), 83(4), 171-178

A mesenchymal hamartoma in the dorsomedial eyelid of a Staffordshire bull terrier and the incidence and histological features of twenty-two canine mesenchymal periocular hamartoma cases are reported. The ... [more ▼]

A mesenchymal hamartoma in the dorsomedial eyelid of a Staffordshire bull terrier and the incidence and histological features of twenty-two canine mesenchymal periocular hamartoma cases are reported. The archives of the “Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory” of Wisconsin (USA) were searched for canine mesenchymal periocular hamartoma. Signalment, clinical appearance, location and histological findings are summarized for twenty-two dogs, containing fourteen different breeds, between four and fourteen years old. Fifteen hamartomas were located at the lateral canthus. Histologically, they consisted of fully differentiated fibrous tissue interspersed with adipose tissue, with bundles of skeletal/smooth muscle in ten cases, and peripheral nerve tissue in two cases. No mitotic figures were noted. Mesenchymal hamartomas may present as a subcutaneous, subconjunctival or orbital mass. Although they have a predisposition to occur at the lateral canthus, they may be located elsewhere on the eyelids or in the orbit. [less ▲]

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