Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Ocular manifestation of lymphoma in newly diagnosed cats (2016)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Nerschbach, V
    Eule, J C (WE 20)
    Eberle, N
    Höinghaus, R
    Betz, D
    Veterinary and Comparative Oncology; 14(1) — S. 58–66
    ISSN: 1476-5810
    DOI: 10.1111/vco.12061
    Pubmed: 24102737
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Ocular manifestations of lymphoma are described in humans and dogs but rarely in cats. In this prospective study, cats with newly diagnosed and treatment-naïve lymphoma were evaluated concerning clinical stage and ophthalmologic findings. Twenty-six cats were included. In 12 cats (48%), ocular changes were documented. Uveitis anterior and posterior were predominant findings, being present in 58% of affected individuals. Other findings included exophthalmos, corneal surface lesions and chemosis. Eight cats received chemotherapy, two of which had ocular involvement. In these two cats, a complete remission of an anterior and a partial remission of a posterior uveitis were documented. Due to the detection of ocular involvement, a stage migration from stage IV to V occurred in four patients. In the light of these findings, an opthalmological examination may be considered as an important part of staging in feline lymphoma as well as of follow-up examination in affected cats.