Anaerobic orbital abscess/cellulitis in a Yorkshire Terrier dog

Citation
K. Homma et Jv. Schoster, Anaerobic orbital abscess/cellulitis in a Yorkshire Terrier dog, J VET MED S, 62(10), 2000, pp. 1105-1107
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health
Journal title
JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE
ISSN journal
0916-7250 → ACNP
Volume
62
Issue
10
Year of publication
2000
Pages
1105 - 1107
Database
ISI
SICI code
0916-7250(200010)62:10<1105:AOAIAY>2.0.ZU;2-L
Abstract
A retrobulbar abscess/cellulitis occurred in a Yorkshire Terrier dog. The c linical signs were exophthalmos, prolapsed nictitating membrane and purulen t ocular discharge. Ultrasonography showed a marked soft tissue swelling of the retrobulbar tissues as well as echogenic parallel lines between the gl obe and the medial orbital rim. Surgical exploration of the orbit was perfo rmed and no foreign body was found. The pterygopalatine fossa was incised a nd therapeutic retrobulbar drainage attempted. A drain was placed to encour age ventral drainage of the abscess. Anaerobic cultures revealed heavy grow th of gram negative rods (prevotella bivia and prevotella buccae were isola ted). Recovery was successful but subsequent treatment for keratoconjunctiv itis sicca was necessary. A full recovery of tear production occurred after several weeks.