Superficial thrombophlebitis is also known as Mondor disease of the breast. It is an uncommon benign inflammatory process. It can occur spontaneously but usually is associated with breast trauma, breast surgery, or pregnancy. It is a thrombophlebitis of the thoracoepigastric vein, which drains the upper-outer quadrant of the breast.
Superficial thrombophlebitis. This is an unusual condition caused by spontaneous clotting of the blood in one of the veins lying under the skin of the breast. It causes a tender cord to form under the skin and can also cause a distinctive linear dimpling of the skin along the course of the vein.
May 14, 2018 · Mondor disease has proven to be self-limited and benign. Its significance lies in the clinician's recognition and differentiation of it from primary, recurrent, or metastatic carcinoma, or an abscess of the breast. As are other forms of migratory thrombophlebitis, Mondor disease may be an indication of an occult carcinoma elsewhere in the body.
Breast and axillary ultrasound evidenced thrombophlebitis of the left thoracoepigastric vein and ruled out the possibility of breast cancer. The patient underwent oral therapy with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and her course of oral contraception was interrupted.