Stomach
Other non-neoplastic lesions
Xanthoma

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 29 November 2016, last major update August 2012

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Cite this page: Xanthoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stomachxanthoma.html. Accessed October 22nd, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Also known as xanthelasma, lipid islands
  • Common in Japan
  • May be due to bile reflux
  • No clinical significance
Case reports
Gross description
  • Small yellow / cream colored intramucosal lesion, < 5 mm, single or multiple
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Foamy histiocytes with neutral fat in the lamina propria
Negative stains
  • PAS
Differential diagnosis
  • Signet ring carcinoma