Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2013;32(3): 189-192.
Xanthoma Simulating Plantar Fibromatosis on Sonography.
Yura Kim, Kyung Sik Ahn, Chang Ho Kang
Department of Radiology, Korea University Anam Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. glassesik@gmail.com
  Published online: September 30, 2013.
ABSTRACT
Xanthomas are local collections of lipid-laden macrophages and collagen, which are usually associated with impaired lipoprotein metabolism. Xanthomas occur frequently in the skin, subcutis, or tendon, and occasionally in the plantar fascia. Small numbers of xanthomas have been surgically confirmed in the plantar fascia and their sonographic appearance has not been described in the literature. We present sonographic findings of a pathologically proven plantar fascia xanthoma, which was initially mistaken as plantar fibromatosis.
Keywords: Xanthoma; Foot; Fascia; Ultrasonography
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