Description, Causes and Risk Factors:
A swollen pitted skin surface overlying carcinoma of the breast in which there is both stromal infiltration and lymphatic obstruction with edema.
Peau d'orange is a French term that literally means "the skin of an orange." It is often used in medical circles to describe skin that has become thick and pitted, just like that of an orange.
For a person suffering from breast cancer, peau d'orange is often a late sign of the disease. The skin of the breast will thicken and pit slowly, usually with noticeable lumps and pain. This condition happens during breast cancer because the breast has swollen to the point where the hair follicles resemble dimples. The swelling is caused by lymphatic edema, water build up in the lymphoid tissue of the breast. Peau d'orange can occur in the breast and not be a sign of breast cancer. Grave's disease, which creates an overactive thyroid and an infection of the lymphatic system, can create similar symptoms.
There are many reasons why a person may develop peau d'orange. Some of the most common are inflammatory breast cancer, Grave's disease and Gr
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