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xanthoma

[zan′thō·mə]
(medicine)
A yellowish mass of lipid-filled histocytes occurring in subcutaneous tissue, often around tendons.
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8] Eruptive xanthomas are skin manifestation of a severe hypertriglyceridaemia and implicate an elevated risk for acute pancreatitis or type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Fluorescent Porphyrins Yellow-orange to red in daylight Pink-red fluorescence in ultraviolet light Biological Pigment Diseases or Neoplasms (a) Carotenes Lesions and tumors with high content of fat [alpha]-carotene Benign: Xanthomas, orange palpebral spots, and [beta]-carotene orange tonsils (Tangier disease), Lycopenes Xanthines (lutein, carotenemia (xanthoderma), lycopenemia, zeaxanthin) lipomas, fibrolipomas, lipoleiomyomas, Retinol (vitamin A) schwannomas, adrenal cortical adenomas, Others?
Tendon xanthomas were not present in any family while strong history of premature coronary heart disease was present in all families (http://www.
To explore this hypothesis, circulating cell-specific MVs were measured in hypercholesterolemic FH patients with and without Achilles tendon xanthomas (ATX).
In these cases forty two cases were found to have high LDL-C xanthalasmias tendon xanthomas and arcus cornea with exon 3 4 mutation of LDLR gene.
The most important of these are xanthomas (fatty deposits) on the Achilles tendons and on the extensor tendons of the fingers and hands.
Eruptive xanthomas associated with hypertriglyceridemia and new-onset diabetes mellitus.
Normolipemic xanthomas on the ears of an adolescent.
Xanthomas of the gastrointestinal system are tumor-like lesions that occur in the form of yellow to white, well demarcated mucosal nodules or plaques.
Differential diagnosis should include neurofibroma, ganglion cysts, malignant tumors, lipomas, and xanthomas.
Other causes of rupture may include steroid treatment, particularly local administration of steroid, xanthomas and oral fluoroquinolones.