Localized Morphea Developing in a Scar After Breast Carcinoma Surgery in the Absence of Radiotherapy

  • Anca Chiriac, Cristian Podoleanu, Marius F. Coros, Cosmin Moldovan, Simona Stolnicu
  • Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, June 2016, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1203475416653721

Morphea Developing in a Scar After Breast Carcinoma Surgery

What is it about?

Localized scleroderma, also known as morphea, is rare and occurs mostly in women in the fifth decade of life. The authors present a particular case of a patient diagnosed and surgically treated for breast cancer who developed morphea on the surgical scar in the absence of pre- or postoperative radiotherapy. Radiotherapy for breast cancer has been reported to be associated with morphea; however, our case is unique for presenting a superficial plaque morphea localized within the area of the surgical scar in the absence of radiotherapy.

Why is it important?

The case is unique for presenting a superficial plaque morphea localized within the area of the surgical scar in the absence of radiotherapy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1203475416653721

The following have contributed to this page: Prof. Marius MC Coros and Dr Cosmin Moldovan