Xanthoma

Skin growths - fatty; Xanthelasma

Xanthoma is a skin condition in which certain fats build up under the surface of the skin.

Xanthoma, eruptive - close-up

Xanthomas are firm, raised waxy-appearing papules (bumps) which may occur on the truck, arms, and legs. The lesions may be skin-colored, pink or even yellow. The presence of this type of skin lesion may be associated with abnormal levels of lipids (fats) in the blood.

Xanthoma - close-up

Xanthomas are lesions on the skin containing cholesterol and fats. They are often associated with inherited disorders of lipid metabolism (inherited problems with the way that fats are broken down and used).

Xanthoma - close-up

Xanthomas are raised, waxy-appearing, frequently yellowish-colored skin lesions. They may be associated with an underlying lipid (cholesterol/triglyceride) abnormality.

Xanthoma on the knee

Xanthomas are raised, waxy-appearing, frequently yellowish-colored skin lesions, seen here on the knee. These may be associated with an underlying lipid (cholesterol/triglyceride) abnormality.

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