Xanthelasma from both upper eyelids of a patient were examined by electron microscopy. The cytoplasm of the foam cells was filled with lipid droplets that were not bounded by a membrane. The lipid itself dissolved out during tissue preparation despite osmium or glutaraldehyde-osmium fixation, indicating that the lipid is highly unsaturated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Archives of ophthalmology|
|State||Published - May 1969|
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