Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Eyelid: wedge resection

Synonym(s): Eyelid wedge resection

Contributor(s): Natasha Mitchell

Introduction

  • V-shaped full thickness eyelid wedge is removed to excise an eyelid tumor or to shorten the eyelid margin.

Uses

Advantages

  • Simple to perform.
  • Up to one third of eyelid can be removed in most dogs.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Usually good.
  • In the case of eyelid masses, the resected tissue could be submitted for histopathology, to obtain an accurate diagnosis and assess whether adequate excisional margins were obtained.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Romkes G, Klopfleisch R & Eule J C (2014) Evaluation of one- vs. two-layered closure after wedge excision of 43 eyelid tumors in dogs. Vet Ophthalmol 17 (1), 32-40 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Gelatt K N & Gelatt J P (2011)Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery.p 127.


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