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xan·tho·ma

 (zăn-thō′mə)
n. pl. xan·tho·mas or xan·tho·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A yellowish-orange, lipid-filled nodule or papule in the skin, often on an eyelid or over a joint.

xan·thom′a·tous (-thŏm′ə-təs) adj.

xanthoma

(zænˈθəʊmə)
n
(Pathology) pathol the presence in the skin of fatty yellow or brownish plaques or nodules, esp on the eyelids, caused by a disorder of lipid metabolism

xanthoma

a skin disease characterized by the formation of yellow neoplastic growths, affecting especially the eyelids. Also called xanthelasma. — xanthomatous, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.xanthoma - a skin problem marked by the development (on the eyelids and neck and back) of irregular yellow nodules; sometimes attributable to disturbances of cholesterol metabolism
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
xanthelasma - xanthoma of the eyelids; occurs chiefly in the elderly
xanthoma disseminatum - rare chronic xanthoma of adults in which orange or brownish papules develop on many surfaces of the body
cholesterosis cutis, lipid granulomatosis, lipoid granulomatosis, xanthoma multiplex, xanthomatosis - widespread xanthomas (especially on elbows and knees); often associated with a disorder of lipid metabolism
Translations

xan·tho·ma

n. xantoma, formación tumoral de placas o nódulos en la piel;
diabetic ______ diabético;
disseminated ______ diseminado;
eruptive ______ eruptivo;
planar ______ plano;
___ tendinosum___ tendinoso;
___ tuberosum___ tuberoso.

xanthoma

n xantoma m
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The most important of these are xanthomas (fatty deposits) on the Achilles tendons and on the extensor tendons of the fingers and hands.
FH is clinically characterized by increased levels of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, leading to skin and tendon xanthomas, arcus cornea, and premature coronary artery disease.
He had developed growths made of deposits of cholesterol called xanthomas on his elbows.
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.
These include masses within the flexor tendon, or the tendon sheath such as intratendinous fibromas, giant cell tumours, flexor tendon xanthomas and lipomas.
The presence of tendon or cutaneous xanthomas should also be considered as reasons for referral, or significant adverse effects with lipid-modifying medication.
APO E knockout mice developed progressive skin lesions, mainly in the form of eruptive xanthomas on the shoulder and back regions.
The clinical phenotype is marked by elevated cholesterol levels, tendom xanthomas, premature atherosclerosis, and a family history of premature coronary disease.
Xanthomas are innocuous lesions composed of foamy macrophages characterized by abundant vacuolated cytoplasm because of the accumulation of lipids and cholesterol and centrally placed nuclei (Figure 9).