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Case Report - (2017) Volume 5, Issue 1

Mesenteric Lipoma in a Goat

Ghasem Farjanikish1* and Hossein Mohammadi2
1Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Lorestan University, Khorram Abad, Iran
2Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Ghasem Farjanikish, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Pathology, Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran, Tel: +98 -066-33302033 Email:


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.

Citation: Farjanikish G, Mohammadi H (2016) Mesenteric Lipoma in a Goat. Trop Med Surg 5:213.

Copyright: © 2016 Farjanikish G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.