A five-year-old, male, neutered standard schnauzer presented for vomiting, diarrhoea and fever. A large intrapericardial fatty mass was identified on advanced imaging. The patient underwent a median sternotomy and exploratory coeliotomy to remove the fatty mass measuring 100 mm x 76 mm x 66 mm, the histopathology of which revealed a large fatty mass with necrosis and inflammation. This is the largest reported intrapericardial fatty mass in the veterinary literature. CT at 28 weeks postoperatively revealed no evidence of recurrence.
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Contributors PJ is the primary author, SK was the primary surgical specialist in the surgery and PB was the internal medine specialist involved in the diagnosis of the lesion.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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Data statement This is a case report where the data collected from the patient work up has been included in the report. The data is located in a private patient record within a veterinary hostpial server.
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