Lipoma is a neoplastic process of well-differentiated adipocytes that is clearly demarcated from the adjacent tissues. An infiltrative lipoma has histopathological features similar to a simple lipoma, with well-differentiated adipose cells. The distinctive difference with infiltrative lipoma is the capacity to infiltrate into surrounding tissues such as muscle fibres, vessels, nerves and bones. Considering the cytologically benign characteristics of this tumour, the diagnosis of infiltrative lipoma must be confirmed by histological assessment to identify margin and involvement of surrounding tissue. This case report provides an additional differential diagnosis (infiltrative lipoma) to consider when seeing a canine patient with facial mass. In the case described here, wide resection of the mandibular infiltrative lipoma provided long-term remission without the need of additional treatment.
- Clinical practice
- Soft tissue surgery
- Received January 19, 2017.
- Revision received May 8, 2017.
- Accepted May 16, 2017.
- © British Veterinary Association (unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2017. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
Contributors All authors substantially contributed to the manuscript.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Data sharing statement No additional data on available.
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.