NODULAR FAT NECROSIS IN THE FELINE AND CANINE ABDOMEN

Schwarz, T., Morandi, F., Gnudi, G., Wisner, E., Paterson, C., Sullivan, M. and Johnston, P. (2000) NODULAR FAT NECROSIS IN THE FELINE AND CANINE ABDOMEN. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 41(4), pp. 335-339. (doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2000.tb02083.x) (PMID:10955496)

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Abstract

The radiographic appearance of nodular fat necrosis is described in ten cats and one dog. The most common radiographic sign was the presence of a focal mineralized circular to oval soft tissue mass in the abdominal fat as present in 9 cats. These masses had a distinct eggshell-like rim encapsulating the lesion. In one cat and one dog multiple masses were present, without radiographic signs of mineralization. Abdominal ultrasound was performed in three cats and one dog, findings included the presence of hyperechoic masses with associated acoustic shadowing, some with a hypoechoic centre. Almost all animals were old and obese. In three cats and one dog, changes were confirmed with biopsy or post mortem examination. Lesions having the appearance of those in this paper are most likely incidental findings and should not be confused with abdominal masses of neoplastic origin. Ultrasound can be helpful in identifying such lesions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sullivan, Professor Martin and Paterson, Mr Calum and Johnston, Dr Pamela
Authors: Schwarz, T., Morandi, F., Gnudi, G., Wisner, E., Paterson, C., Sullivan, M., and Johnston, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1058-8183
ISSN (Online):1740-8261

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