GAMUT I-13
SKIN THICKENING OVER THE BREAST


COMMON
1. Carcinoma , esp. scirrhous (locally advanced with focal skin thickening, or recurrent after lumpectomy and radiation therapy)
2. Fluid overload, systemic (eg, heart failure ; renal failure; anasarca; hypoalbuminemia; cirrhosis)
3. "Inflammatory" carcinoma (neoplastic lymphatic obstruction)
4. Lymphatic obstruction (eg, following axillary node dissection or secondary to axillary or mediastinal nodal metastases from breast or other primary malignancy)
5. Mastitis (incl. bacterial, fungal, tuberculous , filarial infection)
6. Postoperative  (recent); postbiopsy; reduction mammoplasty
7. Radiation therapy


UNCOMMON
1. Abscess (esp. retromammary)
2. Burn
3. Fat necrosis and interstitial hematoma (incl. Coumadin therapy)
4. Insect bite (usually spider )
5. Lymphoma G
6. Metastatic disease to breast (esp. from opposite breast)
7. Pachydermoperiostosis





References