The Mondor sign is a sign seen clinically and on CT, and refers to a hematoma that is formed and extends distally along the sole of the foot 1. Its presence is considered pathognomonic for a calcaneal fracture 1.
History and etymology
It was named after Henri Mondor (1885-1962), a French surgeon, who described the sign in 1939 2.
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- 2. Ober WB. Henri Mondor, M.D. (1885-1962). Surgery and french letters. (1972) New York state journal of medicine. 72 (17): 2222-7. Pubmed