Eye
Eyelid other tumors
Xanthelasma of eyelid

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 8 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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PubMed Search: Xanthelasma [title] eyelid [title]

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Eyelid: xanthelasma of eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidxanthelasma.html. Accessed October 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Usually not associated with systemic problems
  • Removed for cosmetic reasons
  • Yellow plaques on medial eyelids of men / women ages 40+ years
  • Appear in younger patients with familial hypercholesterolemia
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Large, pale, fat-laden histiocytes within dermis
Microscopic (histologic) images

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