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A xanthoma (or xanthomata or xanthomatosis) (from Greek xanthos, ξανθος, "yellow") is a deposition of yellowish cholesterol-rich material in tendons and other body parts in various disease states:

  • Tendon xanthomas (associated with familial hypercholesterolemia, cerebrotendineous xanthomatosis and phytosterolemia)
  • Palmar xanthomas
  • Eruptive xanthomas
  • Tubo-eruptive xanthoma
  • Xanthoma tuberosum

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