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Postirradiation morphea in a breast cancer patient. Breast J 2006 Mar-Apr;12(2):173-6

Date

03/03/2006

Pubmed ID

16509846

DOI

10.1111/j.1075-122X.2006.00229.x

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-33645454845   21 Citations

Abstract

We present the case of a 52-year-old woman who underwent lumpectomy and radiation therapy for breast carcinoma and 2 years later presented with changes limited to the breast radiation field including hyperpigmentation, retraction, and skin thickening. These clinical features, along with pathologic findings, were diagnostic of postirradiation morphea. It is important to be aware of this rare complication of radiation therapy because it clinically presents with symptoms mimicking malignancy and may be misinterpreted as recurrent carcinoma or even angiosarcoma.

Author List

Dubner S, Bovi J, White J, Susnik B

Author

Joseph A. Bovi MD Professor in the Radiation Oncology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Breast Neoplasms
Female
Humans
Mastectomy, Segmental
Middle Aged
Radiation Injuries
Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
Scleroderma, Localized
Skin Pigmentation
Time Factors
jenkins-FCD Prod-478 d1509cf07a111124a2d122fd3df854cc0b993c00