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J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Sep;37(5):699-701. Korean. Case Report.
Oh HS , Chung SI , Yang WY , Kang SY .
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. nuelk@nate.com
Art Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

PURPOSE: Mondor's disease is a rare benign condition which involves thrombophlebitis of the superficial veins of the breast and anterior chest wall after breast surgery, breast tissue biopsy, inflammatory reaction, breast cancer, trauma. The affected veins include the lateral thoracic, axillary veins, thoracoepigastric veins and superior epigastric veins. METHODS: A 49-year-old woman presented to the outpatient department with complaints of the sudden appearance of a subcutaneous cord just under the skin at left lower lateral abdominal wall 1 month later of bilateral mastectomy due to both severe breast paraffinoma. The cord was initially red and tender and subsequently became a painless, tough, fibrous band that was accompanied by tension and skin retraction. RESULTS: On ultrasonographic findings, palpable threadlike structures at both lateral superficial abdominal wall after bilateral mastectomy were noted. Superficial short elongated hypoechoic tubular structures were noted just under the skin at palpable lower lateral abdominal wall. It was compatible to Mondor's disease of thoracoepigastric vein. CONCLUSION: The increase in breast surgery will give rise to the increase in the frequency of Mondor's disease clinically. Mondor's disease can be diagnosed with clinical symptoms and image findings and the disease has proved to be benign and self-limited.

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