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[Recurrent breast cellulitis associated with lymphangiectasia after tumorectomy for breast cancer].
Ann Dermatol Venereol 2011 Jun-Jul; 138(6-7):508-11AD

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Recurrent breast cellulitis has been described as a complication following breast conservation therapy.

OBSERVATION

A 50-year-old woman undergoing tumour excision, postoperative radiotherapy and chemotherapy presented recurrent breast cellulitis in the same region. The presence of lymphangiectasia suggested a complication subsequent to lymph stasis.

DISCUSSION

Conservative therapy for breast cancer, allowing the development of subclinical or patent lymphœdema, constitutes a prominent risk factor for recurrent cellulitis. This complication has also been considered in patients with lower extremity cellulitis following saphenous venectomy for coronary bypass surgery. The unusual presence of lymphangiectasia observed in our patient provides clear evidence that lymphœdema is the most prominent risk factor for the development of cellulitis after breast conservation therapy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Service de dermatologie, CHG, 82013 Montauban cedex, France.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

fre

PubMed ID

21700073

Citation

Bibas, N, et al. "[Recurrent Breast Cellulitis Associated With Lymphangiectasia After Tumorectomy for Breast Cancer]." Annales De Dermatologie Et De Venereologie, vol. 138, no. 6-7, 2011, pp. 508-11.
Bibas N, Escande H, Ofaiche J, et al. [Recurrent breast cellulitis associated with lymphangiectasia after tumorectomy for breast cancer]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2011;138(6-7):508-11.
Bibas, N., Escande, H., Ofaiche, J., Le Moigne, M., Viraben, R., & Nougué, J. (2011). [Recurrent breast cellulitis associated with lymphangiectasia after tumorectomy for breast cancer]. Annales De Dermatologie Et De Venereologie, 138(6-7), pp. 508-11. doi:10.1016/j.annder.2011.01.045.
Bibas N, et al. [Recurrent Breast Cellulitis Associated With Lymphangiectasia After Tumorectomy for Breast Cancer]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2011;138(6-7):508-11. PubMed PMID: 21700073.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Recurrent breast cellulitis associated with lymphangiectasia after tumorectomy for breast cancer]. AU - Bibas,N, AU - Escande,H, AU - Ofaiche,J, AU - Le Moigne,M, AU - Viraben,R, AU - Nougué,J, Y1 - 2011/03/27/ PY - 2010/09/07/received PY - 2010/12/16/revised PY - 2011/01/27/accepted PY - 2011/6/25/entrez PY - 2011/6/28/pubmed PY - 2011/11/16/medline SP - 508 EP - 11 JF - Annales de dermatologie et de venereologie JO - Ann Dermatol Venereol VL - 138 IS - 6-7 N2 - BACKGROUND: Recurrent breast cellulitis has been described as a complication following breast conservation therapy. OBSERVATION: A 50-year-old woman undergoing tumour excision, postoperative radiotherapy and chemotherapy presented recurrent breast cellulitis in the same region. The presence of lymphangiectasia suggested a complication subsequent to lymph stasis. DISCUSSION: Conservative therapy for breast cancer, allowing the development of subclinical or patent lymphœdema, constitutes a prominent risk factor for recurrent cellulitis. This complication has also been considered in patients with lower extremity cellulitis following saphenous venectomy for coronary bypass surgery. The unusual presence of lymphangiectasia observed in our patient provides clear evidence that lymphœdema is the most prominent risk factor for the development of cellulitis after breast conservation therapy. SN - 0151-9638 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21700073/[Recurrent_breast_cellulitis_associated_with_lymphangiectasia_after_tumorectomy_for_breast_cancer]_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0151-9638(11)00126-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -