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Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2017;2017:1503967. doi: 10.1155/2017/1503967. Epub 2017 Apr 10.

Nodular Esophageal Xanthoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Seton Hall University, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Saint Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ, USA.
Department of Pathology, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Willingboro, NJ, USA.
Department of Gastroenterology, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Willingboro, NJ, USA.


Xanthomas are localized nonneoplastic lesions within tissues that may manifest as papules, plaques, or nodules. These lesions can be found anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract, commonly in the stomach and colon, and rarely in the small intestine and esophagus. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with biopsy is the gold standard tool for diagnosis. Here, we report a rare case of a lower solitary nodular esophageal xanthoma in an elderly black female. Correspondingly, all cases of esophageal xanthomas reported in the English medical literature were reviewed and presented with the reported case.

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