xanthoma tuberosum


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xan·tho·ma tu·be·ro·sum

xanthomatosis associated with familial type II, and occasionally type III, hyperlipoproteinemia.

xanthoma tuberosum

a yellow or orange flat or elevated round papule occurring in clusters on the skin of joints, especially the elbows and knees, usually in people who have a hereditary lipid storage disease such as hyperlipoproteinemia. The xanthomatous papules also may be associated with biliary cirrhosis and myxedema. Also called tuberous xanthoma, xanthoma tuberosum multiplex.
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Xanthoma tuberosum

xan·tho·ma tu·be·ro·sum

(zan-thō'mă tū-bĕr-ō'sum)
Xanthomatosis associated with familial type II, and occasionally type III, hyperlipoproteinemia.

xanthoma tuberosum

A form of xanthoma that may appear on the neck, shoulders, trunk, or extremities, consisting of small elastic and yellowish nodules.
See also: xanthoma