Primary Xanthoma of Ulnar Bone in a Normolipemic PatientCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Prachi Nayak,
55-B, Lowther Road, Near Medical College, Allahabad-211001, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Xanthoma of bone is an exceedingly rare primary bone lesion. It is generally known that bone xanthomas are associated with hyperlipidemia. Non-hyperlipidemic xanthomas are very rare. Radiologically it presents as well-defined osteolytic lesion thus mimicking benign bone tumours. Definitive diagnosis is based mainly on histopathology. Histologically, presence of sheets of foamy macrophages with multinucleated giant cells and cholesterol clefts at places confirms the diagnosis of xanthoma. Surgical curettage followed by bone grafting is curative. We report a case of skeletal xanthoma in ulnar bone of a non-hyperlipidemic patient.
Foamy macrophages, Non-hyperlipidemia, Osteolytic
Prachi Nayak, Nidhi Shukla, Raj Narain Srivastava, Premala Anthony Singh, Kapil Kulshreshta. PRIMARY XANTHOMA OF ULNAR
BONE IN A NORMOLIPEMIC PATIENT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 November [cited: 2018 Feb 18 ]; 11:ED01-ED02. Available from
Date of Submission: Jun 18, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jul 15, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Aug 12, 2017
Date of Publishing: Nov 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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