A healthy 7 year old female
spayed domestic Shorthair cat was presented
for evaluation of a small rash or abrasion in the skin of the right
flank. Associated with the rash and directly below it there was a
palpable nodular, irregular mass that was not painful nor had the character
of an abscess.
The mass was excisted and several string-like fibrous
strands were visible extending from (or to) the
subcutaneous mass along and over the muscle fascia of the lumbar and
mass and a fiber were excised.
The mass was evaluated by a vaterinary
pathologist and the report indicated a benign fibrous tissue
accumualtion and "a linear band of connective tissue" of unknown
importance.The mass was not cancerous nor displayed any signs of
infectious processes. Unfortunately the patient was not
available for further follow-up. The fiber(s) was not sent to the
pathologist but retained for inspection and photography.