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Overview
  • Atheromas (fatty plaques) 
    • lipid deposit in blood vessel walls 
  • Xanthomas
    • lipid deposit in skin  
      • nodule composed of lipid-rich histiocytes
  • Xanthelasma
    • lipid deposit in eyelid  
      • subtype of xanthoma
  • Tendinous xanthoma
    • lipid deposit in tendon
      • most notably in Achilles
  • Corneal arcus
    • lipid deposit in cornea 
Management
  • Noting the presence of any of the above signs should prompt investigation with a fasting lipid panel
 

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