European Journal of Dermatology


Bilateral periorbital swelling as the presenting manifestation of recurrent breast carcinoma Volume 33, numéro 5, September-October 2023


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Dermatology Department, Coimbra Hospitalar and University Centre, Praceta Professor Mota Pinto, 3000-004, Coimbra, Portugal

A 59-year-old woman presented with a six-week history of progressive periorbital swelling treated unsuccessfully with topical antibiotics and steroids. Her medical history included a left mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection, nine years prior, for stage IIIA (T3N1a) lobular carcinoma of the breast with regional lymph node metastasis (2/29). She was also treated with adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and tamoxifen for five years, with no evidence of local recurrence or distant metastasis [...]