Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 171-176

Produção de lágrima após exérese parcial da glândula lacrimal principal em cães

Araújo Busnardo, CamilaEurides, DuvaldoBinda Baungarten, LetíciaAntônio Franco da Silva, LuizEmílio Beletti, MarceloCarvalho Guimarães, EdnaldoBorges Alves, LorenaJuarez Nunes Alves de Oliveira, BenitoAugusto de Souza, LuisBarbosa de Nadri, AndrigoFerreira Gonçalves, Gentil

Background:  :  :  : The partial loss of the lacrimal gland by obstruction, injury, removal of tumor tissue or other pathological changes may lead to loss of tear flow, bringing harmful consequences to the body. The aim was to evaluate the production of tears after removal of approximately 50% of the main lacrimal gland. Materials, Methods & Results: For this, lacrimal glands from the left eyes of seven dogs, male, adult, with weight ranging from 6 to 13kg were partially removed. In each animal, an incision of approximately 3.0 cm of skin, orbicularis and cutaneous muscle of the eye between the eyeball and the zygomatic process of frontal bone of the lateral left side was performed. After incision of the conjunctiva, close to the zygomatic process, the orbital ligament was located and partially sectioned to expose the main lacrimal gland. With a stainless steel wire graph, the gland was measured and retired approximately 50% of the parenchyma. The fragment was placed in a bottle containing 10% formalin for histological evaluation. The tears production was measured with lacrimal Schirmer test at 28 ºC and 70% relative humidity 24 hours before surgery and on the 15th, 30th and 60th days after surgery. At the 60th day, samples of gland lacrimal of the same animals were colleted for histopathologic examination of number, mean diameter of the acini and their nuclei, nucleus: cyt

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