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Xanthelasma



Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Minor changes: 29 December 2020

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PubMed Search: Xanthelasma [title] eyelid [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Xanthelasma. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidxanthelasma.html. Accessed December 6th, 2021.
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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