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Xanthelasma

Contributor: Meagan Seay, DO and Nasreen Syed, MD

Clinically, xanthelasma appears as yellow plaques most often on the medial canthus.

Histologically, the dermis contains diffuse foamy histiocytes, often around blood vessels.

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last updated: 04/18/2013