Mondor’s Disease
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Mondor’s disease, a superficial thrombophlebitis of a vein in the anterolateral thoracoabdominal wall, is typically benign and self-limited. It is more common in women than in men.A 53-year-old man with hypertension and diabetes mellitus presented with a 4-day history of dull, aching pain in his right nipple. He said that he had not had any fever, trauma, or discharge from the nipple. Physical examination revealed a tender subcutaneous cord that began below the right anterior axillary fold and continued toward the right hypochondrium. Lifting of the right arm above the head accentuated the appearance of the cord. Doppler ultrasonography revealed a noncompressible right thoracoepigastric vein containing echogenic material, a finding that was consistent with superficial venous thrombosis.Treatment included nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...

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