Endoscopic resection of tendon xanthoma in the elbow of a patient with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis.

Journal: BMJ Case Reports
Treatment Used: Endoscopic Resection
Number of Patients: 1
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Summary: This case report describes a 44-year-old woman with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) with a tendon xanthoma on the right olecranon (elbow) treated with endoscopic resection.

Conclusion: A woman with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis with a tendon xanthoma (fatty bump) on the right olecranon (elbow) was successfully treated with endoscopic resection.

Abstract

We describe the case of a 44-year-old woman with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) who had a tendon xanthoma on the right olecranon. The patient successfully underwent endoscopic resection. There were no signs of recurrence on MRI 2 years postoperatively. There were no complications related to the surgery, and the patient is completely satisfied with the treatment outcomes. CTX, a genetic metabolic disorder, is associated with the development of tendon xanthomas. Endoscopic resection of tendon xanthoma in the elbow of patients with CTX is a less invasive method than open resection.

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