inverted champagne bottle appearance

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inverted champagne bottle appearance

A fanciful term referring to the constellation of skin changes seen in long-term stasis dermatitis— more common in obese patients—which leads to lipodermatosclerosis, in which there is panniculitis of the lower leg accompanied by swelling, erythema and induration of skin.
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Radiographically, the prototype of the malignant colonic stricture is that caused by an annular carcinoma narrowing the lumen abruptly; a portion of tumor can project into the area of normal colon and produce a shoulder defect resulting in the phenomenon of an apple-core appearance.