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Old 11-07-2004, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a basset hound that is going on two years. She has started to develop what are believed to be fatty tumors. A couple of months ago when she was at the vet he checked her then and said it was a fatty tumor. Since then she has started to get 3 more. I plan to take her to the vet this week. I was just wondering as anyone heard of a basset this young developing these tumors. I am worried that it is something else or that she will just keep getting them. Any experiences with this?? Thanks
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Old 11-07-2004, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pearl is three, and she has one. If your vet is sure they are fatty tumors and you trust his or her judgement, I wouldn't worry too much about them.
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Old 11-07-2004, 09:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My Copper had several--4 or 5. The vet said he was certain that they were the fatty tumors, and said not to worry about them unless a change occurred in them.
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Old 11-08-2004, 12:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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All of my bassets have had multiple "cysts" and the first appeared around the age of 2.
I'd recommend having the lump removed or at least having your vet do a FNA (fine needle aspirate.) I doubt even a pathologist would say a cyst was definitely a lipoma without looking at the cells with a microscope. Right Betsy?

A growth that looks ordinary can turn out to be a mast cell tumor. Sometimes pictures speak louder than words.

All the references I've read point out that you can't tell a mast cell tumor by just looking at it:

Evaluation of Superficial Masses: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations
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The subcutaneous form of mast cell tumors in the dog can be problematic as they often feel like a lipoma but should be aspirated to rule out the possibility of a mast cell tumor.
Approach to Therapy for Canine Mast Cell Tumor
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Canine MCT have been referred to as “the great pretender”, because they can look and feel like anything.
Mast Cell Tumors
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The second skin form of the disease is less common. This is a soft, poorly-formed lesion that usually has hair on it. It does not look ulcerated or reddened and it can be mistaken for a lipoma.
MAST CELL TUMORS IN DOGS
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Mast cell tumors do not have a specific appearance. However, they are fairly easily detected by a "needle aspirate and cytology." Insertion of a small needle into the tumor (virtually painless) area is followed by examination of the cells under a microscope.
Keep us posted on your hound's lumps.

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Old 11-08-2004, 11:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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EEEEK! Thanks for the info, Barbara. If I ever see another lump, I will insist on it being aspirated. That's scary!
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