Dua Cebeci1*, Seide karasel1, Sirin Yasar2 and Gorgun Bayraktaroglu1
1Famagusta State Hospital, North Cyprus, Cyprus
2Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
Tendinous xanthomas are asymptomatic and slow-growing subcutaneous nodules that appear most commonly in on the upper and lower extremities, in the normal overlying skin. The mechanisms of action that include xanthoma formation are less known. It has been found in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited disorder caused by mutations in the low-density lipoprotein receptor gene. We present a 42-year-old patient with tendinous
xanthomas who diagnosed as FH due to dermatological examination.
Xanthomas; Familial hypercholesterolemia; Lipid disorders; Tendo achilles
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