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Inhomgeneous thickened achilles tendon on both sides with xanthomas in a patient with hypercholesterolemia that could be mistaken for tendinosis. Right achilles tendon

Clinical information

Painless swelling of the achilles tendon on both sides

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Inhomgeneous thickened achilles tendon on both sides with xanthomas in a patient with hypercholesterolemia that could be mistaken for tendinosis. Right achilles tendon

Xanthoma in the right achilles tendon longitudinal
Xanthoma in the right achilles tendon longitudinal
Xanthoma in the right achilles tendon longitudinal
Xanthoma in the right achilles tendon longitudinal
Xanthoma in the right achilles tendon transverse
Xanthoma in the right achilles tendon transverse
Xanthoma in the right achilles tendon transverse
Xanthoma in the right achilles tendon transverse

Inhomgeneous thickened achilles tendon on both sides with xanthomas in a patient with hypercholesterolemia. Left achilles tendon

Xanthoma in the left achilles tendon longitudinal
Xanthoma in the left achilles tendon longitudinal
Xanthomas and tiny calcification in the left achilles tendon longitudinal
Xanthomas and tiny calcification in the left achilles tendon longitudinal
Xanthomas and tiny calcification in the left achilles tendon longitudinal
Xanthomas and tiny calcification in the left achilles tendon longitudinal
Xanthomas in the left achilles tendon transverse
Xanthomas in the left achilles tendon transverse
Xanthomas in the left achilles tendon transverse
Xanthomas in the left achilles tendon transverse
Xanthomas in the left achilles tendon transverse
Xanthomas in the left achilles tendon transverse
Xanthomas and tiny calcification in the left achilles tendon transverse
Xanthomas and tiny calcification in the left achilles tendon transverse

Details

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 39
  • Body part: Ankle. Achilles tendon

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  • Hitachi Ultrasound System