Mondor disease


Mondor disease is a rare, benign condition characterized by thrombophlebitis of the subcutaneous veins of the breast and anterolateral chest wall. Patients usually present with a painful breast (cord-like) mass. There may be overlying skin erythema. It may be accentuated when the ipsilateral arm is raised.

Mondor disease can also occur in the dorsal veins of the penis (Penile Mondor disease, PMD).

History of Mondor disease

1869 – Faage

1939 – Mondor

Associated Persons
Alternative names
  • Mondor’s disease
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Historical references

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