Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
Now in regards ***** ***** this report is saying, to start the interior of the nose
, brain, inner ear
, and lymph nodes in the area are all normal. The did say that the frontal sinus looks not quite right, but the changes are suspected to be something he was born with and not part of this issue.
Now as you already noted, they have found a mass right behind the right eye
. It is not eroding the bone
in the area but is pressing on the eye and also pushing down on the salivary gland. They have noted that it looks to be a well defined. That means it is a mass opposed to something diffusely inflaming or swelling the tissues behind the eye.
Their conclusion from this CT is that there is a mass that is likely a cancer (neoplasia) present here. Since one cannot always tell cancers from benign growths
or abscesses without sampling the mass content, that is what they are advising as the next step.
So, if this mass has not been sampled to identify the cells present, that would be ideal. It would tell us if we had an abscess caused by infection that could be treated. As well, it would tell us if this was cancerous or a benign growth. Knowing this could help you to decide if you wanted your lad to see a specialist surgeon for possible removal (though the eye would likely need to be removed to do so).
Overall, the CT confirms that there is a mass behind the right eye. It cannot tell us what the nature of the mass is, but that is something you could have done if you wished to determine if there is more that can be done besides just keeping him comfortable.
Please take care,