Mondor disease - breast

Case contributed by Dr Marwan Zeidan

Presentation

Right breast discomfort and pain since 1 week with a superficial tubular-cord like structure seen at 10 o'clock.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

Right breast

ultrasound

A tubular-tortuous anechoic subcutaneous structure is noted in the right breast at 10 o'clock with no evidence of Doppler flow within. No significant adjacent inflammatory changes detected.

Case Discussion

Mondor disease is a rare entity, benign in nature and self-limiting breast condition characterized by thrombophlebitis of the subcutaneous veins of the breast and anterior chest wall. 

Mondor disease can also occur in the penis, groin, antecubital fossa, and posterior cervical region.

The natural course of Mondor disease is 3 weeks to 6 months.

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