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Mondor’s Disease

Che Mohamed, Siti Kamariah and Samad Cheung, Humairah (2011) Mondor’s Disease. The International Medical Journal Malaysia, 10 (1). pp. 47-49. ISSN 1823-4631

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A Mondor’s disease is a rare, benign and self-limiting condition. It is due to thrombophlebitis of the superficial veins of the breast and chest wall. It usually occurs in middle-aged women who present with a palpable cordlike structure, often painful in the acute phase. The aetiology is unknown, and may be related to trauma, surgery, infection or tight clothing. The finding of a superficial vessel seen as a linear opacity on mammography and a tubular structure on ultrasound is typical. An intra-luminal thrombus may be seen on ultrasound, and there may be absent flow on Doppler imaging. Conservative treatment is usually instituted, although surgery may be indicated in certain circumstances.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4532/19161
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mondor’s disease, Thrombophlebitis, Superficial vein
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Kamariah Che Mohamed
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 09:35
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2012 09:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/19161

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