peau d'orange appearance

A descriptive term for any bosselated, rugose surface, usually of the skin with deep, pin-point dimpling, likened by French authors to an orange’s skin; the ‘classic’ peau d’orange change occurs in the skin overlying breast cancer
Dermatology Peau d’orange-like changes of the skin are classically seen in advanced ductal carcinoma of breast or the highly aggressive inflammatory cancer, in which there is subcutaneous ‘puckering’ accompanied by dermal edema, desmoplastic induration, superficial bossellation, erythema, local tenderness ±ulceration. Peau d’orange is used by the French for cellulite
Imaging Peau d’orange is one of 3 radiologic patterns of monostotic fibrous dysplasia (MFD), which is described as a delicately increased trabeculation with increased opacity and peau d’orange-like mottling of edges of the bone lesion; MFD may also appear as a small unilocular radiolucency with sharp borders or as a poorly-circumscribed, radiopacity with innumerable, delicate trabeculations that blend with adjacent normal bone
Ophthalmology A fundoscopic finding corresponding to diffuse, rugose hyperpigmentation of the retinal epithelium in angioid streaks, a typical finding in pseudoxanthoma elasticum. These findings have also been described in ± 15% of patients with Paget’s disease of bone
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peau d'orange appearance

A descriptive term for any bosselated, rugose surface, usually of the skin with deep, pin-point dimpling, likened by French authors to an orange's skin; the 'classic' peau d'orange change occurs in the skin overlying breast CA Ophthalmology A funduscopic finding corresponding to diffuse, rugose hyperpigmentation of the retinal epithelium in angioid streaks Skin Peau d'orange-like changes of the skin are classically seen in advanced ductal CA of breast or the highly aggressive inflammatory CA, in which there is subcutaneous 'puckering' accompanied by dermal edema, desmoplastic induration, superficial bossellation, erythema, local tenderness ±ulceration.
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Typically, the classical type presents as asymptomatic, multiple, soft, yellowish or skin-colored, sessile or pedunculated, papules or nodules, often coalescing into plaques whose surface may be smooth, wrinkled, or cerebriform or have a peau d'orange appearance that are present in a linear, zosteriform, or segmental pattern [3, 7].
IGM presents with complaints such as painful breast mass, redness, abscess, and fistula and sometimes mimics cancer because of withdrawal of the nipple and peau d'orange appearance. It is rarely accompanied with axillary lymphadenopathy [3].
Fundoscopic examination revealed angioid streaks around the optic discs and peau d'orange appearance in the temporal macula of both eyes.
Other retinal changes include macular degeneration, altered pigmentation (eg, peau d'orange appearance), subretinal neovascularization, and chorioretinal scarring.
She developed erythematous lesions on her legs (see Figure 3)with a peau d'orange appearance. In March 2006, a punch biopsy of her right upper thigh showed findings consistent with NFD.
(12) The skin lesions often take on a peau d'orange appearance, and patients are often mistakenly diagnosed as having cellulitis.
Skin-colored to erythematous papules coalesce into brawny plaques with a peau d'orange appearance. There is a distinctive, irregular edge with amoeboid projections and islands of sparing within the indurated plaque.