Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors
Other tumors of skin
Reviewer: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 18 September 2012, last major update September 2012
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● Often periarticular; also trunk or extremities of males
● Associated with hyperlipidemia (primary or secondary to diabetes, hypothyroidism, myeloma, lymphoma, leukemia, obstructive liver disease)
● Abrupt onset of crops of yellow papules with erythematous halos on extremities, which wax and wane with triglyceride and cholesterol levels
● Linear yellow lesions in skinfolds, including palmar creases
● Associated with primary biliary cirrhosis
● Yellow nodules on Achilles tendon and extensor tendons of fingers
● Papillomatous, verruca-like change of overlying epidermis
● Soft yellow papules and plaques in eyelid
● Some cases lack lipid abnormalities
● Fat-laden histiocytes in dermis or subcutis
● Also in tendons, synovium and bone
End of Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors > Other tumors of skin > Xanthoma
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