Mondor's disease


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Related to Mondor's disease: thrombophlebitis, duct ectasia

Mondor's disease

 [mon´dorz]
phlebitis affecting the large subcutaneous veins normally crossing the lateral chest wall and breast from the epigastric or hypochondriac region to the axilla.

Mondor's disease

Thrombophlebitis of the antero-lateral thoraco-abdominal wall. The condition is three times as common in women as in men and may affect the breast. It presents as a linear, cord-like lesion and is usually benign and self-limiting.
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The exact cause is unclear, but Mondor's disease is often associated with recent local trauma, muscular strain, or breast surgery.
It is important to make the diagnosis of Mondor's disease in order not to confuse the condition with systemic diseases or lymphatic spread from carcinoma, thus avoiding unnecessary biopsy.
Mondor's disease secondary to intravenous drug abuse.