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Laryngeal infiltrative lipoma in a nine-year-old Rottweiler
  1. Johan Caraty1,
  2. Elena Belluzzi1,
  3. Roy Hassoun2,
  4. Maya Esmans3 and
  5. Alexandre Bongartz1
  1. 1Surgery, Vet Team, Liege, Belgium
  2. 2Animed Veterinary Clinic, Sarba, Lebanon
  3. 3Diagnostic imaging, Vet Team, Liége, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr Johan Caraty; caraty.johan{at}


This report describes an infiltrative laryngeal lipoma in a nine-year-old female neutered Rottweiler, that was diagnosed with CT and surgically removed. The dog presented with a 3-month progressive history of severe stridor, exercise intolerance and dysphagia. CT cranial to the thoracic vertebrae showed a 33 cm3 hypoattenuating mass between the thyroid and cricoid cartilages. Surgical resection was performed and the dog recovered uneventfully postoperatively and did not show any signs of recurrence over a 2-year period. Histopathological findings revealed an infiltrative lipoma. This clinical case demonstrated a good outcome after resection of a laryngeal infiltrative lipoma and the benefits of performing advanced imaging.

  • larynx
  • infiltrative lipoma
  • adipose mass
  • laryngeal infiltrative lipoma
  • CT scan
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  • Contributors JC: primary author. ME, AB, EB and RH participated for manuscript correction and editing.

  • 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.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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