Case Report - (2017) Volume 5, Issue 1
A 5 years old female, mixed-breed goat was presented to clinic for evaluation of postmortem lesions because it showed evidence of paratuberculosis. At necropsy examination, whitish-yellow lobulated mass (11 × 8 × 4 cm) was found on the ileal mesentery. Histopathologically, the tumor consisted of well-differentiated fat cells with no pleomorphism and anaplasia. The cells have monovacuolated and multivacuolated cytoplasm. Mitotic figures were not observed in the mature adipocytes. On the basis of the gross and microscopical findings, the mesenteric lipoma was diagnosed.
Keywords: Goat, Mesenteric lipoma, Histopathologically
Neoplasms of adipocytes are classified as lipomas, infiltrative lipomas, angiolipomas, and liposarcomas. Lipomas are benign fatty tumors composed of mature fat cells. These neoplasms are commonly encountered in dogs, occasionally identified in cats and horses, and rarely observed in other domestic species [1,2].
Lipomas are common benign tumors that are composed of lobules of well-differentiated adipocytes. They may arise in any anatomical location, but commonly occur in the subcutis of the chest, abdomen, legs and axillae [3-5]. Lipomas are usually found in older animal and the incidence of neoplasms increase with age [1,4,5]. In the present report, we describe pathological characteristics of a mesenteric lipomain a goat.