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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is xanthogranuloma?

Xanthogranuloma is a rare, non-cancerous tumour but can be locally invasive. mimics neoplasm due to its local effects which can have serious functional consequences depending on the anatomical location

Symptoms of xanthogranuloma

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Red or yellow skin lumps

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for xanthogranuloma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose xanthogranuloma

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have yellow or red lumps/bumps on your skin?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots on the skin?

Treatment for xanthogranuloma

Affected skin rarely requires treatment in most patients. The treatment for large masses elsewhere includes chemotherapy and immune-suppressing medications.

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