coup de sabre

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to coup de sabre: morphea


 [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.

coup de sa·bre

(kū dĕ sahb'),
Linear scleroderma found over the scalp, face, or forehead with scarring alopecia.
[Fr. stroke of a sword]
References in periodicals archive ?
Parry-Romberg syndrome has been proposed to be an overlapping condition with linear scleroderma, "en coup de sabre.
Key Words: progressive facial hemiatrophy, Parry-Romberg syndrome, linear scleroderma en coup de sabre, inflammation, immunosuppressive treatment
Progressive facial hemiatrophy may have immunoinflammatory features similar to those of linear scleroderma en coup de sabre.