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Carcinoma metastatic to cutaneous lymphatics, with edema and hyperemia; most often from breast carcinoma.
Synonym(s): carcinoma erysipelatoides
inflammatory carcinomaErysipeloides CA characterized by invasion of dermal lymphatics by malignant cells, most often breast, less commonly, CA of lung, GI tract, uterus Clinical Diffuse swelling, erythema, pain, edema, simulating acute mastitis or cellulitis, potentially delaying diagnosis and therapy Prognosis Poor
in·flam·ma·to·ry car·ci·no·ma(in-flam'ă-tōr-ē kahr'si-nō'mă)
Breast cancer presenting with edema, hyperemia, tenderness, and rapid enlargment of the breast; microscopically, there is extensive invasion of dermal lymphatics by the carcinoma.