Multiple tendon xanthomas in patient with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia: Sonographic and MRI findings

Emine Dagistan, Arzu Canan, Betul Kizildag, Abdullah Yuksel Barut

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Abstract

Tendon xanthomas are a component of familial hypercholesterolaemia, which is a hereditary disease and characterised by elevated low-density lipo protein cholesterol plasma levels and premature coronary artery disease. Tendon xanthomas are diagnostic for heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HFH) and they mostly occur in Achilles tendon. Sonography and MRI are superior to clinical assessment and are useful in detecting tendon xanthomas. In this report, we present ultrasonographic and MRI findings of multiple tendon xanthomas in a case of HFH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number200755
JournalBMJ Case Reports
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 19 2013
Externally publishedYes

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