Cardiac tumors - benign
Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma

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

Revised: 20 March 2018, last major update November 2013

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PubMed Search: Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma heart

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/hearttumornecrobioticxanthogranuloma.html. Accessed May 23rd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Rare
  • Associated with similar lesions in lung and skin; also leukopenia, paraproteinemia and complement deficiencies; also nodular transformation of liver (Pathology 1985;17:533)
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Amorphous necrotic tissue, foamy macrophages / giant cells with vacuoles and inclusions, lymphocytes
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma (not from heart)