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Xanthomatous polyp. H&E stain.

Xanthoma is a benign lesion due to the accumulation of lipid. It may be seen in association with hyperlipidemia.

It can be seen in numerous sites.

See also


  1. Hassouna, H.; Broome, JD.; Swalem, K.; Manikandan, R. (2014). "Xanthoma of the urinary bladder: a rare benign condition which may be mistaken for malignancy.". BMJ Case Rep 2014. doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-203836. PMID 24810457.
  2. Meng, FC.; Chao, TK.; Huang, HH. (2013). "Hepatic xanthoma associated with pasireotide administration: a first case report.". Intern Med 52 (19): 2219-23. PMID 24088755.
  3. Becheanu, G.; Dumbrava, M.; Arbanas, T.; Diculescu, M.; Hoyeau-Idrissi, N.; Fléjou, JF. (Dec 2011). "Esophageal xanthoma--report of two new cases and review of the literature.". J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 20 (4): 431-3. PMID 22187711.