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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Xanthelasma - Pathology

Xanthelasma - Pahtology

Category(ies): External Eye Disease, Pathology
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.