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Endoscopic resection of tendon xanthoma in the elbow of a patient with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis
  1. Katsumasa Nakazawa,
  2. Koichi Yano,
  3. Yasunori Kaneshiro and
  4. Hideki Sakanaka
  1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seikeikai Hospital, Sakai, Osaka, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Katsumasa Nakazawa; v0vpeacenaka0411{at}


We describe the case of a 44-year-old woman with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) who had a tendon xanthoma on the right olecranon. The patient successfully underwent endoscopic resection. There were no signs of recurrence on MRI 2 years postoperatively. There were no complications related to the surgery, and the patient is completely satisfied with the treatment outcomes. CTX, a genetic metabolic disorder, is associated with the development of tendon xanthomas. Endoscopic resection of tendon xanthoma in the elbow of patients with CTX is a less invasive method than open resection.

  • orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • musculoskeletal syndromes
  • metabolic disorders

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  • Contributors KY performed the operation. KN wrote the manuscript. KY, YK and HS participated in the operation and helped with drafting the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.