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Xanthomas of the Bilateral Achilles Tendon in a Normolipidemic Patient
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc. 2013;17:321-324
Published online December 31, 2013
© 2013 J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.

Jung-Woo Lee, M.D., Jin-Hyeok Seo, M.D., Seung-Suk Seo, M.D.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Bumin Hospital, Busan, Korea
Correspondence to: Jin-Hyeok Seo
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bumin Hospital, 380-4 Deokcheon 1-dong, Buk-gu, Busan 616-819, Korea
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Received October 19, 2013; Revised November 2, 2013; Accepted November 12, 2013.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Xanthoma is a relatively rare soft tissue lesion on the Achilles tendon and is usually associated with hyperlipidemia (lipid metabolism abnormality), mental retardation, cataract and atherosclerotic disease. We report on a case of normolipidemic bilateral Achilles tendon xanthoma without any notable cause. We herein describe the case where we achieved a satisfactory result by subtotal resection.
Keywords : Xanthoma, Achilles tendon, Normolipidemia, Subtotal resection

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