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Encyclopedia > Xanthomas

A xanthoma is a deposition of cholesterol-rich material in tendons and other body parts in various disease states:

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MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Xanthoma (391 words)
Xanthoma is a skin condition in which fat builds up under the surface of the skin.
Xanthomas are common, particularly among older adults and persons with high blood lipids.
Xanthelasma palpebra is a common type of xanthoma that appears on the eyelids.
Identifying Xanthoma on the Body (163 words)
Xanthoma: a yellow papule, nodules, or plaque in the skin due to lipid deposits; microscopically the lesions show light cells with foamy protoplasm (foam cells).
Xanthomatosis: an accumulation of excess lipids in the body, and or fatty degeneration of the cornea due to disorder of lipid metabolism, marked by xanthomas.
Xanthoma; fatty deposit under the skin, usually benign and painless.
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