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My lab has a large fatty tumor, can this be drained or should

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My lab has a large fatty tumor, can this be drained or should she have surgery?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.

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Typically a fatty tumor is a solid growth of fatty tissue, rather than a cystic (liquid filled) structure.

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What this means, is that a true benign fatty tumor, called a LIPOMA, can not be drained.

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To resolve the issue, it would need to be surgically removed as a result.

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