alexa Resection of Bilateral Giant Achilles Tendon Xanthomas with a Tendon Sparing Technique- A Case Report
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Case Report

Resection of Bilateral Giant Achilles Tendon Xanthomas with a Tendon Sparing Technique- A Case Report

Wouter Eilander* and Frank Faber
Resident Orthopaedic Surgeon, Haga Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands
Corresponding Author : Dr. Wouter Eilander
Resident Orthopaedic Surgeon
Haga Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel: 0031638329621
E-mail: [email protected]
Received May 21, 2014; Accepted July 29, 2014,; Published July 31, 2014
Citation: Eilander W, Faber F (2014) Resection of Bilateral Giant Achilles Tendon Xanthomas with a Tendon Sparing Technique- A Case Report.Clin Res Foot Ankle 2:150. doi:10.4172/2329-910X.1000150
Copyright: © 2014 Eilander W, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Xanthomatosis is a disease in which large tendon tumors can occur, especially in the Achilles tendon. We report a case of a seventy-five year old patient with giant bilateral Achilles tendon xanthomas in which both tumors were resected. Approximately fifty percent of both Achilles tendons could be spared, so no reconstruction using autograft tendon was necessary. Postoperative treatment consisted of six weeks lower leg cast immobilization. After 12 weeks the patient was able to walk pain free en wear footwear without any difficulties. It has been suggested that a subtotal resection leads to a higher recurrence rate of the tumor. On the other hand, it is associated with fewer complications compared to total excision with augmentation. 18 months after surgery our patient had no signs of recurrence of Achilles tendon swelling.


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