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firm, yellowish nodules on the skin made of lipid-laden foam cells, aka fatty deposits in the skin

Their development is usually a sign of underlying disease, such as diabetes or lipid disorders, and is considered a benign tumor

Multiple xanthomas on the hand of an 18-year-old, from a 2008 case report in Cases Journal, image source: Wikimedia

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