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In a female, cross-breed, 13 months old, calf carcass a solid, solitary, white mass was observed, measuring around 15cm in diameter, located in the abdominal cavity, caudal to the left kidney. The inspector reported the mass had lymphoid tissue consistency.

Massa trobada a la cavitat abdominal de la vedella.

Mass found in the abdominal cavity of the calf.


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  The study showed histopathological lesions compatible with adipose tissue necrosis. It is a necrotizing granulomatous steatitis, multifocal to coalescing, chronic, severe (with fat saponification). The lesion is known as bovine abdominal fat necrosis, the cause of which is unknown and is usually found only when sacrificed. In extreme cases  mesenteric fat can entrap the intestines and cause stenosis.
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What is your diagnosis?
Sporadic bovine lymphoma
Abdominal fat necrosis
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