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Eyelid Tumors

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Condition Overview

The most common tumor of the eyelid is a meibomian gland adenoma. Meibomian glands are found only on the eyelids. These glands secrete an oil that acts as a barrier to prevent the evaporation of tears. Among other eyelid tumors, the most common is the sebaceous adenoma.

Symptoms

Meibomian gland adenomas have a cauliflower-like appearance and may be single or multiple in numbers.

Papillomas are wart-like tumors caused by the canine oral papilloma virus. These tumors grow on the surface of the eye.

Causes

The causes may vary. Seek veterinary assistance.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis can be made by physical examination or biopsy of removed tissue.

Treatment

Eyelid tumors should be removed to prevent injury to the cornea. The tumors mentioned here are not usually malignant tumors.

Prevention

There is currently no known prevention for this condition.

Support

Please contact your veterinarian if you suspect your pet may have this condition.

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Sources

Dog Owners Home Veterinary Handbook

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, 2007

Website: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/

Authors: Debra M. Eldredge, Liisa D. Carlson, Delbert G. Carlson, James M. Giffen MD

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