Isolated xanthomatosis of the small bowel

Hum Pathol. 1985 Apr;16(4):422-4. doi: 10.1016/s0046-8177(85)80237-9.


A case of xanthomatosis of the small bowel is described. Beginning with the proximal jejunum, an 85-cm segment of small bowel was distorted by regularly spaced nodular accumulations of lipid-laden macrophages that expanded the submucosa and muscularis and extended to the serosal surface. The conditions often associated with xanthomatosis were not found in this patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Intestinal Mucosa / pathology
  • Jejunal Diseases / etiology
  • Jejunal Diseases / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Xanthomatosis / etiology
  • Xanthomatosis / pathology*