inflammatory carcinoma


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inflammatory carcinoma

Carcinoma metastatic to cutaneous lymphatics, with edema and hyperemia; most often from breast carcinoma.

inflammatory carcinoma

Erysipeloides 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.
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States is almost impossible to distinguish from inflammatory carcinoma.
Inflammatory carcinoma may be difficult to diagnose and is a clinical condition.
MRI of the breast in the differential diagnosis of mastitis versus inflammatory carcinoma and follow-up.
Role of MRI in inflammatory carcinoma of the breast.
double dagger]) Inflammatory carcinoma is a clinical-pathologic entity characterized by diffuse erythema and edema (peau d'orange) involving one-third or more of the skin of the breast.
Because diagnosis is urgent, it is very important for mammographers to recognize the signs and symptoms of inflammatory carcinoma.
The main differential diagnosis is an inflammatory carcinoma of the breast, which should not be misdiagnosed as mastitis or an abscess.
Inflammatory carcinoma of the breast: a report of twenty-eight cases from the breast clinic of the Memorial Hospital.
When combined with erythema, warmth and tenderness, these signs are the hallmark of inflammatory carcinoma, and may be mistaken for mastitis or breast abscess.
double dagger]) Inflammatory carcinoma of the breast is characterized by diffuse, brawny induration of the skin with an erysipeloid edge, usually with no underlying mass.

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