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Xanthelasma palpebrarum - External and Internal Eye
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Xanthelasma palpebrarum - External and Internal Eye

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Contributors: Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Brandon D. Ayres MD, Christopher Rapuano MD, Harvey A. Brown MD, Sunir J. Garg MD, Lauren Patty Daskivich MD, MSHS
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Synopsis

Xanthelasma palpebrum is a type of plane xanthoma of the eyelids and the most common type of xanthoma, in general. Xanthomas are yellow-to-orange macules and plaques containing lipid-rich deposits. Approximately one half of patients with xanthelasma have a lipid disorder; the remainder of patients are normolipemic patients. Women are affected more than men. Although xanthelasma themselves are often asymptomatic, investigations into and treatment of any underlying cause(s) are warranted to prevent morbidity from lipid disorders and to prevent xanthelasma from progressing.

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ICD10CM:
H02.60 – Xanthelasma of unspecified eye, unspecified eyelid

SNOMEDCT:
6400008 – Xanthelasma palpebrarum

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Last Updated: 07/01/2013
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Xanthelasma palpebrarum : Bilateral, Eyelids, Hypercholesterolemia, Orange color, Yellow color, Smooth plaques
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