Switching to a raw diet, without cereals, has been said to help some dogs, although most raw diets are high in fat, which can be counterproductive. Limitation of vaccinations may help some dogs, especially if lipomas tend to occur after vaccination. "In my practice, I followed several dogs that are now between 6 and 14 years old," says Judith K. Herman, DVM, of Augusta, Maine. "Until now, these dogs, which have all received a minimum of vaccines and are fed raw, have not developed lipomas.
1 Most lipomas are asymptomatic, and can be diagnosed with clinical examination (Table 1). 1) and do not require treatment. These tumors can also be found in deeper tissues such as intermuscular septa, abdominal organs, oral cavity, internal auditory canal, ponto-cerebellar angle and thorax.2 - 4 Lipomas have been identified in all age groups. Appear between 40 and 60 years.5 Congenital lipomas have been observed in children.
Multiple familial lipomatosis is a rare genetic disease characterized by by the formation of multiple benign masses or adipose tissue growths (lipomas). often affect the arms and legs (extremities). The size and number of lipomas vary from case to case. Some people can develop hundreds of small lipomas that do not cause symptoms (asymptomatic). Unlike Dercum's disease, lipomas do not cause pain. The neck and shoulders are generally not affected.
About 1% of the population is affected by this complaint, but very few opt for surgery because of the harmless nature. Those who opt for surgery are for cosmetic purposes only. Medically, there is no treatment to cure the lipoma or to prevent a lipoma. Lipomas are benign mesenchyme tumors that can originate from any part of the body 3. Histologically, lipomas are tumors derived from cells called adipocytes.