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Image Number 2124 (Xanthoma tuberosum)


Diagnosis: Xanthoma tuberosum

Site: Elbow

Sex: F

Age: 18


Description: Yellowish-orange plaques.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


A teenager female with positive family history of familial hyperlipidemia presented with asymptomatic yellowish orange well demarcated plaques on both elbow extensors. O/E, bilateral corneal arcus were seen. Her lipid profile showed markedly elevated fasting plasma cholestrol. 

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