GlossarySee Full Entry

Xanthoma: Yellowish firm nodules in the skin frequently indicating underlying disease, such as diabetes, disorder of fats (lipid disorder or hyperlipidemia), or other conditions. A xanthoma is a kind of harmless growth of tissue. Under the microscope, a xanthoma can be seen to be composed of lipid-laden foam cells. These cells, termed histiocytes, contain lipid material in their cytoplasm (the nonnuclear zone of the cell).

Alternate Names
Fibrous histiocytoma, NOS
Fibroxanthoma, NOS
Histology
8830/0 Benign fibrous histiocytoma
Abstractor Notes
NOT REPORTABLE.