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Thrombophlebitis of Breast (Disorder)

Last updated July 12, 2017

Approved by: Maulik P. Purohit MD, MPH


The topic Thrombophlebitis of Breast (Disorder) you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Mondor’s Disease.

Quick Summary:

  • Mondor’s Disease is an inflammation of the superficial veins in the anterior chest wall and breasts. It is caused by blood clotting in these veins
  • Mondor’s Disease generally affects adult women and may be caused by any injury or surgery
  • A painful lump may be observed in these regions with redness and swelling. A doppler scan can help establish a diagnosis of Mondor’s Disease
  • Mondor’s Disease may be treated conservatively and the symptoms improve within a few weeks. The prognosis is good, unless any complication, such as a lung embolism develops

Please find comprehensive information on Mondor’s Disease regarding definition, distribution, risk factors, causes, signs & symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment, prevention, prognosis, and additional useful information HERE.

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First uploaded: July 12, 2017
Last updated: July 12, 2017