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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 1503967, 5 pages
Case Report

Nodular Esophageal Xanthoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Internal Medicine, Seton Hall University, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Saint Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ, USA
2Department of Pathology, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Willingboro, NJ, USA
3Department of Gastroenterology, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Willingboro, NJ, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Ahmed Dirweesh; gro.lacidemsicnarfts@hseewrida

Received 30 January 2017; Accepted 2 April 2017; Published 10 April 2017

Academic Editor: Chia-Tung Shun

Copyright © 2017 Ahmed Dirweesh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Xanthomas are localized nonneoplastic lesions within tissues that may manifest as papules, plaques, or nodules. These lesions can be found anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract, commonly in the stomach and colon, and rarely in the small intestine and esophagus. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with biopsy is the gold standard tool for diagnosis. Here, we report a rare case of a lower solitary nodular esophageal xanthoma in an elderly black female. Correspondingly, all cases of esophageal xanthomas reported in the English medical literature were reviewed and presented with the reported case.