Topical 5-fluorouracil as an adjunct treatment in equine corneolimbal squamous cell carcinoma

Offer, K.S., Marchesi, F. and Sutton, D.G.M. (2022) Topical 5-fluorouracil as an adjunct treatment in equine corneolimbal squamous cell carcinoma. Equine Veterinary Education, 34(9), e363-e368. (doi: 10.1111/eve.13568)

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An 11-year-old crossbreed mare was presented with a nodular, pink mass at the temporal corneolimbal junction of the right eye. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of invasive squamous cell carcinoma. The mare underwent lamellar keratectomy and conjunctivectomy under general anaesthesia, followed by adjunctive topical chemotherapy with 1% 5-fluorouracil solution for 10 days post-operatively. Adverse effects included moderate conjunctival inflammation and exuberant granulation tissue formation at the surgical site, responding to surgical debulking and topical corticosteroid application. No mass regrowth was present at 12 months following discharge. This report describes the successful use of topical 1% 5-FU as an adjunctive treatment for equine ocular squamous cell carcinoma.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Marchesi, Dr Francesco and Offer, Katie and Sutton, Professor David
Authors: Offer, K.S., Marchesi, F., and Sutton, D.G.M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Equine Veterinary Education
ISSN (Online):2042-3292
Published Online:25 October 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 EVJ Ltd
First Published:First published in Equine Veterinary Education 34(9): e363-e368
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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