A Cutaneous Myxoma Case in A 12-Year-Old Boxer

Erdikmen D. , Hasimbegovic H., Sennazli G. , Sonmez K.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.15, ss.301-304, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.301-304


Our case is a 12 year-old boxer male dog which is admitted to University of Istanbul Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery with a complaint of a swelling on its head. On physical examination the swelling is found to be located on frontal bone, as big as an orange, hard in consistency and immobile; also there were masses on left lower eye lid, right elbow and in oral cavity. Surgical removal was offered. Histopathologic examination revealed that mass on cranium was cutaneous myxoma, on elbow was dermoid cyst, on eye lid was meibomian epithelioma and in oral cavity was epulis. Cutaneous myxoma case which is encountered at 12 year-old boxer male dog, with known tendency to tumours, is presented to physicians who deal with small animal practice because of its rare localization and clinical appreance.