CC BY 4.0 · VCOT Open 2023; 06(01): e56-e60
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1757345
Case Report

Infiltrative Intramuscular Lipoma in the Antebrachium of a Dog

Francesca Tirillini
1   Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, Solihull, United Kingdom
Stephen Clarke
1   Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, Solihull, United Kingdom
Amy Ferreira
1   Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, Solihull, United Kingdom
Stephen J. Baines
1   Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, Solihull, United Kingdom
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Funding None.


This case report describes a dog with an infiltrative intramuscular lipoma in the antebrachium, presenting with chronic left forelimb lameness and altered posture of the digits. Computed tomography showed a fat-attenuating mass displacing the flexor tendons. The mass was surgically excised along with the affected muscle belly and tendon; histopathological examination revealed infiltration of adipose tissue cells within the muscle belly and tendon sheath of the deep digital flexor muscle. After removal of the lipoma, lameness resolved, full ambulatory function returned, without recurrence at 1 year follow-up.

Authors' Contribution

All authors contributed to the conception of study, study design and data collection. A.F., S.C., and S.J.B. reviewed and interpret the images. All authors drafted, revised and approved the submitted manuscript.

Publication History

Received: 23 October 2021

Accepted: 31 May 2022

Article published online:
20 March 2023

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