peau d'orange


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peau d'o·range

(pō dŏ-rahnj'),
A swollen pitted skin surface overlying carcinoma of the breast in which there is both stromal infiltration and lymphatic obstruction with edema.
[Fr. orange peel]

peau d'orange

[pō′dôräNzh′]
Etymology: Fr, skin of orange
a dimpling of the skin that gives it the appearance of the skin of an orange. It is common in advanced breast cancer.

peau d'or·ange

(pō dŏ-rahnz[h]')
A swollen, pitted skin surface overlying carcinoma of the breast in which there is both stromal infiltration and lymphatic obstruction with edema.
[Fr. orange peel]

peau d'orange

(pō″dō-rănj′) [Fr., orange skin]
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PEAU D' ORANGE
Dimpling, pitting, and swelling, seen in inflamed skin (e.g., in acne rosacea) or in the skin that overlies inflammatory carcinoma of the breast. See: illustration

peau d'orange

An orange-skin-like dimpling of an area of the skin, affecting especially the breast and caused by LYMPHOEDEMA occurring in certain kinds of cancer.
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Patients with skin involvement often develop papules and plaques with peau d'orange surface changes.
Skin involvement in NSF frequently presents on the extremities as erythematous papules or plaques, often with peau d'orange surface changes and woody induration.
Skin-colored to erythematous papules coalesce into brawny plaques with a peau d'orange appearance.
The surrounding skin was thick and brawny with the typical change of peau d'orange.