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Lipoma

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Introduction

  • Lipomas are uncommon, but not rare, in cats.
    • Unlike dogs, subcutaneous lipomas very uncommon - although the true incidence is uncertain since many tumors are diagnosed clinically and not submitted for biopsy.
    • May be found in a variety of locations.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • No known etiology.

Predisposing factors

General

  • Benign growth of adipocytes, will grow slowly over time but will not invade or metastasize.

Diagnosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Levy M S, Mauldin G, Kapatkin A S et al (1997) Nonlymphoid vertebral canal tumors in cats: 11 cases (1987-1995). J Am Vet Med Assoc 210 (5), 663-664 PubMed.
  • Plummer S B, Bunch S E, Khoo L H et al (1993) Tethered spinal cord and an intradural lipoma associated with a meningocele in a Manx-type cat. J Am Vet Med Assoc 203 (8), 1159-1161 PubMed.
  • McCaw D L, da Silva Curiel J M & Shaw D P (1990) Hepatic myelolipomas in a cat. J Am Vet Med Assoc 197 (2), 243-244 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Goldschmidt M H and Shofer F S (1992) Chapter 24. Cutaneous lipoma and liposarcoma. In: Skin Tumours of the dog and cat. pp 192-203. Pergamon Press, Oxford.
  • Yager J A and Wilcock B P (1994) Chapter 20. Other cutaneous mesenchymal tumours. In: Color atlas of surgical pathology of the dog and cat. Dermatopathology and skin tumors. pp 297-307. Wolfe, London.

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