xanthoma


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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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(93,95) The absence of cytologic atypia or koilocytosis in verruciform xanthoma speaks against condyloma acuminatum, and the presence of xanthomatous cells excludes verrucous carcinoma.
Eruptive xanthoma is characterized by an abrupt onset of crops of multiple yellowish to brownish papules that can coalesce into small plaques.
In the veterinary literature, inconsistent terminology, including xanthoma, xanthomatosis, and xanthogranuloma have all been used interchangeably when referring to this disease process.
Xanthelasma is a type of plane xanthoma with a considerable esthetic concern.10 Clinically XP lesions appear as yellowish, flat plaques or nodules and overlying most commonly the inner canthus of the eye on the superior and/or the inferior palpebrarum.
The clinicians should be aware that clinically, verruciform xanthoma may mimic malignancy.
Presence of xanthoma cells may also cause diagnostic confusion with high-grade prostatic carcinoma.
[12] Bile degradation within histiocytes as a cause of the xanthoma cells has been proposed.
Subsequent studies from the 1960s through the mid-1980s reported patients with xanthoma dying from valvular heart disease.
Xanthoma (Greek word xanthos meaning "yellow") is an uncommon nonneoplastic lesion resulting from the accumulation of foamy lipid-laden histiocytic cells that can appear anywhere in the body.
12FATTY KNUCKLES HARD, yellow bumps over the knuckles that protrude when you clench your fist can be caused by cholesterol deposits - known as tendon xanthoma - and are one of the signs of a potentially fatal high cholesterol condition called 'familial hypercholesterolaemia' (FH).
Your GP can prescribe an anti-fungal and test your blood 12FATTY KNUCKLES HARD, yellow bumps over the knuckles that protrude when you clench your fist can be caused by cholesterol deposits - known as tendon xanthoma - and are one of the signs of a potentially fatal high cholesterol condition called 'familial hypercholesterolaemia' (FH).