ACTA ENDOCRINOLOGICA (BUC)

The International Journal of Romanian Society of Endocrinology / Registered in 1938

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October - December 2013, Volume 9, Issue 4
Case Report


Ma J, Ren F, Wei S, Li J

Localized Xanthomatosis of Oral Mucosa in a Patient with Cushing’s Disease

Acta Endo (Buc) 2013, 9 (4): 631-636
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2013.631

Xanthomatosis is a rare disease; predominantly, it is a response to altered lipid levels in the form of a mucocutaneous granulomatous proliferative disorder of unclear origin. When blood lipid levels exceed the normal values, the macrophages around the blood vessels may result in xanthoma. The present case was observed in a 55-year-old woman who suffered from Cushing’s disease and had atypical xanthomas in her oral mucosa that were diagnosed by histopathological analysis and were associated with normal serum cholesterol levels.

Keywords: xanthomatosis, Cushing’s disease, cholesterol

Correspondence: Jingmin Li MD, Hangzhou Dental Hospital, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China. E-mail: ljmmjy@yahoo.com.cn