Journal of Animal Health and Production

Case Report
J. Anim. Health Prod. 9(2): 136-139
Http://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.jahp/2021/9.2.136.139
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Tan Jun Jie1, Mohd Farhan Hanif Reduan1*, Sabri Jasni1, Rumaizi Shaari2,3, Sujey Kumar Rajendren2, Nurshahirah Shaharulnizim2, Nadiah Syuhada Roslan3, Intan Noor Aina Kamaruzaman1, Abd Rahman Aziz1

1Department of Paraclinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Pengkalan Chepa, 16100 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia; 2Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Pengkalan Chepa, 16100 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia; 3Universiti Malaysia Kelantan Veterinary Clinic, Pengkalan Chepa, 16100 Kota Bharu,Kelantan, Malaysia.

Abstract | Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is a malignant tumour seen in common locations in cats such as non-pigmented skin, tonsils, tongue, mouth, oesophagus or lungs. In this case report, an eleven-years-old, intact female domestic short hair cat was presented to University Malaysia Kelantan Veterinary Clinic (KVUMK) with a complaint of a non-healing ulcerated wound at the left cranial frontal region of the head. Cytological evaluation of the impression smear found scanty of epithelial cells with erythrocytes. Histopathological examination of the wedge biopsy revealed epidermal hyperplasia, epidermal dysplasia, accentuation of rete ridge, keratosis and presence of keratin pearl. With the histopathological findings, squamous cell carcinoma was definitively diagnosed for this case. This case study aims to report a cutaneous SCC which occurred at the atypical site, the left periorbital region, with the discussion on the prognosis, chance of metastasis and the choice of treatment.

Keywords | Squamous cell carcinoma, Impression smear, Wedge biopsy, Keratin pearl, Epidermal hyperplasia