Breast nonmalignant
Mondor disease

Topic Completed: 1 April 2010

Revised: 30 May 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Mondor disease breast

Hind Warzecha, M.D.
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Cite this page: Nassar H Mondor disease. website. Accessed August 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Rare; thrombophlebitis of superficial veins of breast and adjacent thoracoabdominal wall
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
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Shallow linear depression

53 year old man

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