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Membrana nictitans gland cyst in a dog.

Authors
  • Latimer, C A
  • Wyman, M
  • Szymanski, C
  • Werling, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1983
Volume
183
Issue
9
Identifiers
PMID: 12002571
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

A cyst involving the gland of the 3rd eyelid was removed from an 8-year-old dog. Clinically the circumscribed mass resembled a pigmented neoplasm. Histologically the cyst was multiloculated, with homogeneous eosinophilic periodic acid-Schiff-positive content. Melanin pigment was present in epithelial cells and cystic lumens. Protective functions of the 3rd eyelid were retained following excisional biopsy.

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