What are the signs and symptoms of xanthelasma?

Updated: Feb 08, 2021
  • Author: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edsel B Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Xanthelasma are the most common type of xanthoma. They often present in the absence of xanthomas elsewhere on the body, although, histologically, they are the same.

Once plaques are established, they will remain static or increase in size.

Patients generally present with concerns of their appearance, rather than symptoms of discomfort or inflammation.


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