Pulmonary lipoma in a dog

Lynch S, Halfacree Z, Desmas I, et al.

The Journal of small animal practice 2013;54:555-558.

An eight-year-old, neutered, male German short-haired pointer was presented for a chronic cough and an intrathoracic mass. Computed tomography revealed a mass with low attenuation in the right caudal lung lobe that invaded the principal bronchi. The mass was removed by right caudal and accessory lung lobectomy. The histopathological diagnosis was pulmonary lipoma. The clinical signs resolved following surgery. There was no evidence of recurrence or de novo lesions on computed tomography performed 12 months post-surgery. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of a pulmonary lipoma in a dog.