Xanthelasma palpebrarum: A review and current management principles

Rod J. Rohrich, Jeffrey E. Janis, Patrick H. Pownell

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Xanthelasma palpebrarum is the most common cutaneous xanthoma. It typically presents in middle-aged and older adults, most often around the eyelids. The diagnosis can often be made on clinical grounds alone. For the plastic surgeon, it is important to apply an algorithmic approach to the treatment of these lesions. Depending on the size and location, several different methods can be used to address this problem, ranging from simple excision, to laser treatment, to chemical peeling. This article addresses the underlying pathophysiology of xanthelasma and the currently accepted modes of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1310-1313
Number of pages4
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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