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

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

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.191851

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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.

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