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Lipoma

Jreptile

Introduction

  • Cause: benign growth of adipocytes.
  • Signs: soft mobile subcutaneous mass, may be abdominal.
  • Diagnosis: cytology, histopathology.
  • Treatment: surgical excision.
  • Prognosis: excellent.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Benign, encapsulated tumor of adipose tissue.

Predisposing factors

General

  • Age.
  • Obesity Obesity.
  • High fat diet.
  • Can occur in animals of normal body condition.

Pathophysiology

  • The growth may be subcutaneous of infiltrative.
  • Infiltrative lipomas tend to be locally aggressive but do not metastasize.

Timecourse

  • Tend to be slow growing but can reach significant size.

Diagnosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Haag K M, Divers S & Latimer K S (2008) Infiltrative lipoma in a black rat snake, Elaphe obsoleta. J Herp Med Surg 17, 129–131 VetMedResource.
  • Burkert B A, Tully T N, Nevarez J, Mitchell M A & Camus A C (2002) Infiltrative lipoma in a Corn snake, Elaphe guttata guttata. J Herpetol Med Surg 12 (3), 33–35 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Reavill D R (2019) Neoplasia. In: Manual of Reptiles. 3rd edn. Eds: Girling S J & Raiti P. BSAVA, UK. pp 397-410.
  • Campbell T (2015) The Cytology of Hyperplasia/Benign Neoplasia. In: Exotic Animal Hematology and Cytology. 4th edn. Wiley Blackwell, USA. pp 267-275. 
  • Moore A S & Mayer J (2008) Oncology. In: Mader’s Reptile and Amphibian Medicine and Surgery. 3rd edn. Eds: Divers S J & Stahl S J. Elsevier, USA. pp 827-834.

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