coup de sabre

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 [koo] (Fr.)
coup de sabre [koo-duh-sahb´] linear scleroderma on the forehead or scalp, so-called because of its resemblance to the scar of a saber wound.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

coup de sa·bre

(kū dĕ sahb'),
Linear scleroderma found over the scalp, face, or forehead with scarring alopecia.
[Fr. stroke of a sword]
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Linear scleroderma 'en coup de sabre' treated with topical calcipotriol and cream psoralen plus ultraviolet A.
Based on history and suggestive clinical findings, a diagnosis of 'en coup de sabre' was made and she was prescribed topical tacrolimus 0.1% ointment to be applied twice daily along with broad spectrum sunscreens.
In 1854, Addison coined the term 'en coup de sabre' as the lesion resembled the scar resulting from a saber (sword) cut.1 Morphea en coup de sabre presents clinically in a band-like fashion over the frontoparietal region of scalp.
Scleroderma linearis: hemiatrophia faciei progressive (Parry-Romberg syndrome) without any changes in CNS and linear scleroderma "en coup de sabre" with CNS tumor.
Bilateral linear scleroderma 'en coup de sabre' associated with facial atrophy and neurological complications.
Some patients present with a demarcation line between normal and abnormal skin, reminding a big linear scar known as "coup de sabre," as could be noticed in this patient.
Some patients present with demarcation line between normal and abnormal skin, known as "coup de sabre" (French term which means "cut of the sword") [l6,14] which was not seen in our case.