In traditional Chinese medicine, a lipoma is a stagnation of body fluids. The challenge is to bring the chi through the area to move or disperse the fluids. The longer they stay, the harder it is to solve them because they become "cold". Moreover, the younger the dog, the faster the lipomas can be solved. As the dog ages, its system slows down naturally and this slowing causes an increase in developing lipomas.
Utero and postnatal follow-up images (case 3). B, image obtained at birth. Sagittal image spin-echo turbo T1 (350/16/1) confirming the presence of lipoma and the agenesis of the corpus callosum. C, image obtained at birth. Front view turbo spin-shot image in T1 (350/16/1) shows the lateral extension of the lipoma. D, image obtained at the age of 3 years. Sagittal medial spin-echocardiogram weighted T1 (450/15/1) shows the growth of lipoma. E, image obtained at the age of 3 years. Similar results are revealed by the weighted sequence in T1 turbo spin-etch T1 (450/15/1). A mid-sagittal view Spin-echo weighted T1 sequence (400/17/1) shows a typical lipoma and an incomplete corpus callosum.
Sometimes, a lipoma under the skin can be unsightly if it reaches several centimeters in diameter. Rarely, a lipoma can press another structure and cause problems. For example, pressing a nerve can cause pain. Also, rarely, a lipoma can develop in the intestinal wall and cause problems such as pain or blockage of the bowel. Sometimes, an analysis or other investigation done for other reasons may detect a lipoma in the body by chance.
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