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Large neck lipoma on a dog prepped for surgical removal
Large lipoma on dog neck - prepped for surgical removal © Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVM

Large lipoma on dog neck - prepped for surgical removal

© Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVM
Lipomas are fatty tumors found commonly in dogs. They appear in middle-aged and senior dogs, usually on the belly or upper legs, but can appear anywhere.

Most lipomas are watched and not surgically removed, but if they are large, impede movement or function, or suspected of being malignant, they are removed surgically.

This is a surgical step-by-step of a lipoma removal. Please note: The photos in this gallery are graphic and not for those who are squeamish at the sight of blood or surgery.

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