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Xanthoma

What is a xanthoma? A xanthoma (pronounced “zan-thoma”) is a non-cancerous growth made up of immune cells called histiocytes. Histiocytes are specialized cells that help remove waste products from the body. The histiocytes in this type of growth look much larger than normal histiocytes because they are full of lipids (fat). Why is this diagnosis …
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