Dua Cebeci*, Seide karasel, Sirin Yasar and Gorgun Bayraktaroglu
Tendinous xanthomas are asymptomatic and slow-growing subcutaneous nodules that appear most commonly in on the upper and lower extremities, in the normal overlying skin. The mechanisms of action that include xanthoma formation are less known. It has been found in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited disorder caused by mutations in the low-density lipoprotein receptor gene. We present a 42-year-old patient with tendinous xanthomas who diagnosed as FH due to dermatological examination.