What is Xanthoma?

It is a deposition of yellowish cholesterol-rich material in tendons or other body parts in various disease states. They are cutaneous manifestations of lipidosis in which there is an accumulation of lipids in large foam cells within the skin.

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I have xanthoma on both eyes upper and lower lids. It seems to be getting bigger and bigger each time. I do know i have high cholestrol but have...

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Xanthoma is usually caused by deranged lipid metabolism in the body. Until and unless this deranged lipid metabolism is corrected, excision...

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I've got a green/yellow area on my right upper arm -- kind of looks like the remains of a bruise but I don't remember hitting it -- any ideas?...

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Thanks for writing in.
The condition you are suffering from can be bruise,xanthomas,lichenification etc.

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i am 24 years male,i found Xanthmos are growing on my both hands and legs since 7 months.plase suggest the medicine to cure the size of the...

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Welcome to healthcare Magic!
Probably you mean xanthomas on the limbs and not Xanthmos really.
Xanthomas occur due to faulty deposition...

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