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Xanthelasma

definition

Yellow flat velvety plaques developing initially on the medial portion of the upper eyelids. They may represent a localized cutaneous phenomenon without systemic abnormalities of lipoprotein metabolism or an increase in the cholesterol-rich beta-lipoproteins (LDL).

synonyms

Xanthelasma, Xanthelasma palpebrarum

UMLS

Xanthelasma

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