Vol. 9, Special Issue 4 (2020)
Surgical management lipoma in a geriatric dog
S Vigneshwaran, S Kathirvel, K Jayakumar, A Kumaresan, G Vijayakumar, M Sasikala and P Srinivasan
An eight year old non-descript geriatric male dog weighing 22 kg was presented with progressive swelling in the right shoulder region. The vital signs were within the normal limits and the swelling was movable, soft in consistency and puffy in nature. Fine needle aspiration biopsy was suggestive of lipoma. Thoracic radiography revealed no pulmonary metastasis with absence of metastasis in radiography. Before induction of anaesthesia tramadol at the dose of 4 mg per kg and midazolam at the dose of 0.2 mg per kg body weight administered intravenously. Induction of anaesthesia was achieved using propofol at the dose of 4 mg per kg body weight intravenously and maintenance of anaesthesia was achieved under 2 percent isoflurane. Surgical debulking of the mass was done as per standard surgical procedure and histopathology of the mass confirmed the case as lipoma. The animal made an uneventful recovery on early diagnosis, selection of balanced anaesthetic protocol and proper postoperative management.
How to cite this article:
S Vigneshwaran, S Kathirvel, K Jayakumar, A Kumaresan, G Vijayakumar, M Sasikala and P Srinivasan. Surgical management lipoma in a geriatric dog. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(4S): 205-206.