Mondor Disease

MONDOR DISEASE


MONDOR’S DISEASE

  • Mondor disease is a spontaneous thrombophlebitis of the superficial veins of the breast and anterior chest wall.
  • Also called as String phlebitis due to tender, cord like structure.

ETIOLOGY-

  • Unknown

 CLINICAL FEATURES-

  • Presented as a thrombosed subcutaneous cord (3cm) attached to skin.
  • On raising arm, shallow subcutaneous grooves appear alongside cord like thrombosed vein.
  • Frequently involved veins are-

a) Lateral thoracic vein

b) Thoracoepigastric vein

c) Superficial epigastric vein

  • Self limiting disease
  • Pain in lateral aspect of breast or anterior chest wall.

INVESTIGATIONS-

  • Biopsy is indicated

TREATMENT-

  • NSAIDS and warm compresses
  • Restriction of motion and brassiere support of breast

Exam Important

  • Mondor disease is a spontaneous thrombophlebitis of the superficial veins of the breast and anterior chest wall.
  • Also called as String phlebitis due to tender, cord like structure.
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