Bone & joints

Other tumors

Xanthoma



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Last staff update: 28 January 2022

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • 65% male, age 20+ years
  • Usually solitary; affects pelvis, ribs, skull
Radiology description
  • Well defined, expansile lytic lesion, often with sclerotic margin
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Foam cells, multinucleated giant cells, cholesterol clefts, fibrosis
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