Post-irradiation morphoea of the breast: a case report and review of the literature.

@article{GonzalezEricsson2018PostirradiationMO,
  title={Post-irradiation morphoea of the breast: a case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Paula I Gonzalez-Ericsson and M Valeria Estrada and Rami N Al-Rohil and Melinda E Sanders},
  journal={Histopathology},
  year={2018},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={
          342-350
        }
}
We describe a 44-year-old female with triple-negative breast cancer who developed skin erythaema, sclerosis and contracture of her entire right breast 15 months after completion of post-lumpectomy chemotherapy and radiotherapy, consistent with post-irradiation morphoea (PIM). PIM is a rare complication of breast irradiation that impairs a patient's quality of life. PIM is located usually at the radiation port or in the surrounding tissue. Clinically, PIM is misdiagnosed commonly as lymphoedema… CONTINUE READING