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Caecal lipomatosis as a cause of colic in a 9-year-old gelding




Lipomatosis is an uncommon cause of colic. This case report details the pre- and intraoperative findings of a 9-year-old gelding, presented with acute abdominal pain. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a massive fatty infiltrate involving an extensive portion of the base and mid-body of the caecum. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of an infiltrative lipomatous lesion of the equine caecum.

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