Carcinoma en cuirasse
CEC most commonly occurs on the anterior chest wall but occasionally has been reported to involve the abdomen and rarer sites, including the scrotum. CEC is described as encasing the body in breastplate armor (en cuirasse). It is characterized initially by small papules and nodules that coalesce to form indurated, sclerotic plaques. CEC can then progress to restrict movement of the chest wall and impede respiration.
These skin findings may be associated with pruritus, pain, bleeding, or a foul-smelling discharge.
C79.9 – Secondary malignant neoplasm of unspecified site
254841008 – Cancer en cuirasse
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls