elastorrhexis

elastorrhexis

 [e-las″to-rek´sis]
a rupture of fibers composing elastic tissue.

e·las·tor·rhex·is

(ē-las'tō-rek'sis),
Fragmentation of elastic tissue in which the normal wavy strands appear shredded and clumped, and take a basophilic stain.
[G. rhēxis, rupture]
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DISCUSSION: (1, 2, 3) Cutis laxa (Latin for loose or lax skin) also known as Generalized Elastolysis / Dermatomegaly / Dermatolysis / Dermatochalasia / Generalized elastorrhexis / Pachydermatocele is an Orphan disease (a very rare disease) related to a heterogeneous connective tissue disorder in which the skin becomes inelastic and hangs loosely in folds.
(15.) Choonhakarn C, Jirarattanapochai K: Papular elastorrhexis: a distinct variant of connective tissue nevi or an incomplete form of Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome?