Breast - nonmalignant
Inflammatory / infectious
Mondor disease

Author: Hind Nassar, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 27 July 2017, last major update April 2010

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Definition / general
  • Rare; thrombophlebitis of superficial veins of breast and adjacent thoracoabdominal wall
Epidemiology
Diagrams / tables

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Venous channels

Clinical features
  • Sudden onset of firm, painful, nodular cord beneath skin
  • Self limited, only rarely recurs
  • May be related to trauma, such as radical mastectomy but not associated with breast cancer
Case reports
Treatment
Clinical images

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Cord on lateral breast

Shallow linear depression

53 year old man

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Phlebitis with thrombosis
  • Late recanalization occurs
Additional references