Xanthoma:  a yellow papule, nodules, or plaque in the skin due to lipid deposits; microscopically the lesions show light cells with foamy protoplasm (foam cells).

It can appear anywhere in the skin, but more common on the elbows, knees, hands and feet.  It can appear in the joints and tendons, usually painless.

Xanthomatosis: an accumulation of excess lipids in the body, and or fatty degeneration of the cornea due to disorder of lipid metabolism, marked by xanthomas.

Xanthoma; fatty deposit under the skin, usually benign and painless. It is a common skin disorder mark by yellowish red to brown in color.  Usually caused by increase blood lipids ( fat levels ), increase blood cholesterol level, and triglycerides level.

Xanthomas is associated with diabetes.


Skin lesion
Raised, flat bumps under the skin
Color may be yellowish, yellowish red to brown
Benign and painless
May cause disfigurement


To control this condition, by controlling the blood lipids, cholesterol, and triglycerides levels.

You and your doctor may decide to surgically remove it.

* NOTE: nodules may return

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