Tuberous xanthoma in an amputated stump


  • Kumar Prateek
  • Shyam Sundar Chaudhary
  • Prabhat Kumar
  • Anu Garg
  • Sonal Sachan


Xanthoma, tuberous xanthoma, amputated stump


Xanthomas are focal infiltrates of lipid-containing histiocytic foam cells that are usually found within the dermis or tendons. It is a clinical manifestation of lipoprotein metabolic disorders. We report a case of tuberous xanthoma in a 45-year-old woman who presented with multiple firm papules and nodules involving multiple sites of the body including the amputated right forearm with elevated serum cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and VLDL. 


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