Tuberous xanthoma in an amputated stump

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

Abstract


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.

 


Keywords


Xanthoma, tuberous xanthoma, amputated stump

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