Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica

Primary xanthofibroma in the calcaneus: a case report

AOTT 2011; 45: 203-207
DOI: 10.3944/AOTT.2011.2179
Read: 508 Downloads: 458 Published: 07 February 2020
Abstract

Xanthoma or xanthofibroma is a lesion, characterized by foamy histiocytes (xanthoma cell) and is mostly seen in soft tissue. Xanthoma may also occur in in the skeletal system of patients with an abnormal lipid metabolism. We present a 22-year-old man with primary xanthofibroma in the calcaneus, who was treated by curettage and grafting of the lesion.
 

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