An extensive solitary xanthoma of the temporal bone, associated with hyperlipoproteinaemia

J Laryngol Otol. 1982 May;96(5):451-7. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100092707.


A rare case of a solitary xanthoma deposit in the temporal bone associated with a primary type V (WHO classification) hyperlipoproteinaemia is presented. Only one other similar case has been found in the literature, and this was also associated with a hyperlipoproteinaemia. This earlier case was most probably a type V although it is difficult to be sure because of the slightly limited information available.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Bone Diseases / etiology*
  • Bone Diseases / pathology
  • Humans
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia Type V / complications*
  • Male
  • Temporal Bone / pathology*
  • Xanthomatosis / etiology*
  • Xanthomatosis / pathology