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Breast-nonmalignant

Inflammatory / infectious

Mondorís disease

 

Reviewer: Hind Nassar, M.D. in January 2009 (see Authors page)

Revised: 28 September 2012, last major update April 2010

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Definition

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● Rare; thrombophlebitis of superficial veins of breast and adjacent thoracoabdominal wall

 

Terminology

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Epidemiology

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● 1% of oncologic breast cases and aesthetic mammoplasties (Aesthet Surg J 2009;29:209)

 

Sites

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Etiology

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Venous channels

 

Clinical features

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● 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

 

Prognostic factors

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Case reports

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● 55 year old woman with onset after core biopsy (AJR Am J Roentgenol 2002;179:185)

 

Treatment

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● Anti-inflammatory drugs, excision of thrombosed vein or no treatment (Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 2005;26:213)

 

Clinical images

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Cord on lateral breast ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cords between breast and abdomen

 

 

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Shallow linear depression†††††††††††††† 53 year old man

 

Gross description (Macroscopy)

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Gross images

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Micro description (Histopathology)

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● Phlebitis with thrombosis

● Late recanalization occurs

 

Micro images

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Drawings

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Virtual Slides

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Videos

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Cytology description

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Cytology images

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Positive stains

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Negative stains

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Electron microscopy descriptions

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Electron microscopy images

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Molecular / cytogenetics description

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Molecular / cytogenetics images

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Differential Diagnosis

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Additional references

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eMedicine

 

End of Breast-nonmalignant > Inflammatory / infectious > Mondorís disease

 

 

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