Plantar xanthoma

Plantar xanthoma is a condition when xanthomatous deposits are occurring within the plantar fascia

Clinical presentation

They are usually asymptomatic, although in some instances may result in vague pain and may also have unfavourable cosmetic effects.


Xanthomas consist of localised collections of tissue histiocytes containing lipids, most frequently in the skin and subcutaneous tissues. As with xanthomas elsewhere, they are a feature of several types of primary hyperlipidemias.

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rID: 45596
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Plantar xanthomas
  • Plantar xanthomata
  • Plantar fascial xanthoma

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