Which physical findings are characteristic 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 or xanthoma palpebrarum usually are located on the medial side of the upper eyelids.

Lesions are yellowish and soft, and they form plaques.

Generally, these lesions do not affect the function of the eyelids, but ptosis has been known to occur.

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