Nguhiu-Mwangi,J.A.; Kihurani,D.O., Mbithi,P.M.F, Mbiuki,S.M.(1990):Prognosis indicators and economic implications of advanced Bovine ocular squamous cell carcinoma after radical surgery. The Kenya Veterinarian (1990) 14:23-25.

Citation:
NGUHIU DRMWANGIJAMESA. "Nguhiu-Mwangi,J.A.; Kihurani,D.O., Mbithi,P.M.F, Mbiuki,S.M.(1990):Prognosis indicators and economic implications of advanced Bovine ocular squamous cell carcinoma after radical surgery. The Kenya Veterinarian (1990) 14:23-25.". In: issueProceedings of the 5th Biennial Scientific conference, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, September 6th . University of Nairobi; 1990.

Abstract:

Seventeen cows of various breeds with varying degrees of severity of advanced ocular squamous cell carcinoma were treated by radical surgery, which included enucleation and extirpation of the surrounding ocular muscles and tissues. The degree of severity and the extent of the carcinoma lesion was correlated with the outcome of treatment for each case. It was observed that: 1. eyeball involvement, 2. ulceration and subsequent infection of carcinoma lesion involving the eyelids and 3. involvement of the regional lymphnodes especially the parotid , are some of the main factors that could be used to draw prognosis of such cases. Although the initial surgery may not be costly, the overall cost of managing postoperative complications is prohibitive and results to vast economic losses that should not be ignored.

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