Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 218--221

Bilateral xanthomas of tendoachilles in a patient of cerebro-tendinous xanthomatosis: A case report


Vutukuru Sri Ravindranath, V. R. K Sastry, Varun Sharma, VL Sravanthi 
 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Vutukuru Sri Ravindranath
Plot No. 50, SrinivasaNagar Colony West, S. R. Nagar, Hyderabad - 500 038, Andhra Pradesh
India

Cerebro-tendinous xanthomatosis is a very rare autosomal recessive disorder. An 18-year-old male presented to us with swellings of both tendoachilles, proved to be xanthomas. The diagnosis was confirmed by biochemical, clinical, and radiological studies. Such a rare and perplexing case of tendon xanthomas in this disorder should be kept as a differential diagnosis for the more common tendon swellings of this region as the conditions are treated differently. The mere postoperative recurrence in this case clearly proves that surgical excision is not the right treatment option for cerebro-tendinous xanthomatosis, which can be the primary tempting option.


How to cite this article:
Ravindranath VS, Sastry V, Sharma V, Sravanthi V L. Bilateral xanthomas of tendoachilles in a patient of cerebro-tendinous xanthomatosis: A case report.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2016;5:218-221


How to cite this URL:
Ravindranath VS, Sastry V, Sharma V, Sravanthi V L. Bilateral xanthomas of tendoachilles in a patient of cerebro-tendinous xanthomatosis: A case report. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Dec 8 ];5:218-221
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