Unilateral corneoscleral choristomas (corneal dermoids) in a white-tailed deer (odocoileus virginianus)

Elise E B LaDouceur, J. Ernst, Michael K Keel

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Abstract

Multiple, nodular, pigmented masses protruding from the cornea and adjacent sclera of the left eye of a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) were diagnosed as choristomas (dermoids). Microscopically, the masses contained well-differentiated skin, cartilage, and bone. This appears to be the first report of a corneoscleral choristoma in a cervid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)826-828
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume48
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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