Sonographic detection of xanthomas in normal-sized Achilles' tendons of individuals with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate how well high-frequency linear array sonography reveals xanthomas in the Achilles' tendons of individuals with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia before the xanthomas enlarge the tendons enough to become palpable. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Both Achilles' tendons of 23 individuals (18 female and five… (More)

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