Associazione Italiana Veterinari Piccoli Animali
Affiliata WSAVA


Liposarcoma canino: un subdolo emulatore
Valutazione tomografica di un caso clinico


Valentini V.A., Franchini D., Di Bello A., Crovace A.
Sezione di Chirurgia Veterinaria DETO, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Bari


Liposarcomas are locally invasive neoplasms that rarely metastasize and primarily occur in appendicular or axial locations. Surgery remains the optimal treatment of choice for soft tissue sarcomas and wide excision is preferred to marginal excision when feasible. The usefulness of chemotherapy and radiation therapy has not been evalueted. A 14 years old, male, mixed breed dog was referred with a mass on lateral surface of left thigh of 2 months duration. At clinical evaluation, the mass was gross, firm and anelastic. The mass was locally invasive into underlying tissues, so a CT examination was performed for a better evaluation and involvement of surrounding tissues. CT-guided biopsy was taken and, according to the histopathological findings, a diagnosis of liposarcoma was made. In addition, 2D and 3D reconstructions allowed to delineate precisely neoplastic infiltration.


lyposarcoma, dog, CT, histology