Bone
Other tumors of bone
Xanthoma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 October 2016, last major update June 2005

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Definition / general
  • 65% male, age 20+ years
  • Usually solitary; affects pelvis, ribs, skull
Radiology description
  • Well defined, expansile lytic lesion, often with sclerotic margin
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Foam cells, multinucleated giant cells, cholesterol clefts, fibrosis