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Plast Reconstr Surg. 1976 Nov;58(5):535-8.

Xanthelasma: follow-up on results after surgical excision.


Xanthelasma palpebrarum is the most common xanthoma and is associated with other xanthomas or hyperlipemia syndromes in only 5 percent of the patients--even though one third of the affected patients have an elevated serum cholesterol level. Surgical excision is simple, safe, leaves minimal scarring, and will be definitive in more than half of the patients being treated for the first time. Reexcision may still be worthwhile if the xanthelasma recurs. However, recurrence is to be anticipated if all 4 eyelids are involved, if there is an underlying hyperlipemia syndrome, or if there has been more than one previous recurrence.

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