European Journal of Dermatology


Post-surgery morphea mimicking relapse of breast cancer Volume 32, issue 5, September-October 2022


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1 Section of Dermatology - Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, IRCCS - Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy
2 Pathology Unit, Policlinico San Martino IRCCS, Genoa, Italy

Locoregional cutaneous manifestations of breast cancer are common and have a heterogeneous appearance, including infiltrated eczematous plaques. For this reason, the clinical differentiation from scleroderma-like manifestations remains difficult. Breast morphea is a rare condition, usually reported as a complication following adjuvant radiotherapy of breast cancer [1–3]. Here, we present a woman with localized scleroderma arising after surgery on a non-implanted, non-irradiated breast.A 52-year-old [...]