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tendinous xanthoma

 

Definition: xanthoma involving tendons, ligaments, and fascia, forming deep, smooth, sometimes painful nodules beneath normal-appearing freely movable skin of the extremities; associated with abnormal lipid metabolism, commonly familial increased ß lipoproteins, or obstructive liver disease.

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