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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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Patients with severe hypertriglyceridaemia may develop eruptive or tubo-eruptive xanthomata (Fig.
Barr and colleagues from the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center reported a case of a 20-year-old man with xanthomata who died from severe nonrheumatic aortic stenosis [1].
D'Intino, "Eruptive xanthomata with urate-like crystals," Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, vol.
In the Dutch criteria, (22) points take into consideration family history of hyperlipidemia or heart disease, clinical characteristics such as tendinous xanthomata, elevated LDL cholesterol, and/ or an identified mutation.
Thus on the basis of history, physical examination showing xanthomata, findings of CT angiogram and results of lipid profile of the patient and his family, he was diagnosed as a case of homozygous Familial Hypercholestremia (type II hyperlipoproteinemia) with supravalvular aortic stenosis.
AYou may have Xanthomata. These are small fatty deposits that build up under the skin and can be a sign of high cholesterol.
The article on physical signs in dyslipidaemia provides more details, but the most important physical signs are tendon xanthomata (usually felt as nodules or thickening of the Achilles tendons) and skin xanthomata (excluding xanthelasma which are not very helpful).
Not all patients display the characteristic tendon xanthomata, and the family history is not always available and does not always reveal premature heart disease.
There were no xanthomata or xanthelasmata and no hepatomegaly.
Xanthomata - which is a thickening of the skin or a discrete mass.
The pathogenesis of xanthomata. J Pathol 1973;109:27l-89.