J Korean Soc Radiol.  2014 Sep;71(3):146-149. 10.3348/jksr.2014.71.3.146.

Multiple Xanthomas in a Patient with Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ikyang@hallym.or.kr

Abstract

Tendinous xanthomas are often associated with type 2 hyperlipoproteinemia, in which low-density lipoprotein derived from the circulation accumulates in the tendons. Therefore, the demonstration of tendinous xanthomas is helpful in diagnosing familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). In this study, we describe the sonographic and MR features of the case of bilateral multiple xanthomas of the ankles and elbows in a 52-year-old female patient with FH.


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Ankle
Elbow
Female
Humans
Hyperlipoproteinemia Type II*
Hyperlipoproteinemias
Lipoproteins
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Tendons
Ultrasonography
Xanthomatosis*
Lipoproteins
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