Mondor's disease refers to thrombophlebitis involving a superficial vein in the breast.


It may occur in both men and women.


It usually occurs in lateral aspect of the breast.


Clinical features:

(1) painful and tender

(2) palpable cordlike mass


Imaging studies may suggest the diagnosis since the mass shows evidence of blood clot. Rarely the lesion may show calcifications,


Predisposing causes:

(1) trauma to the thorax

(2) physical exertion, especially involving the upper extremities

(3) surgery

(4) hypercoagulable state (including cancer)


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