Computed tomography of tendinous xanthomata in cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis

Yancu Hertzanu, Julia Berginer, Vladimir M. Berginer

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    Tendinous xanthomata with maximum expression on Achilles tendons are a characteristic feature of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis, a rare autosomal recessive lipid storage disease. Twenty patients are under review; three of them, at different stages of the disease, underwent computed tomographic (CT) examination. CT demonstrates with a high degree of accuracy the increased size of the tendon and its heterogeneous structure resulting from cholesterol and cholestanol crystal deposits.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)99-102
    Number of pages4
    JournalSkeletal Radiology
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 1 Feb 1991


    • Bile acids
    • Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis
    • Computed tomography
    • Tendons
    • Xanthomas

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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