Rountree KM, Barazi H, and Aulick NF. “Mondor Disease”. StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL), StatPearls Publishing Copyright © 2020, StatPearls Publishing LLC. 2020.
Initially described in 1939 by Henri Mondor, Mondor Disease classically describes a syndrome of sclerosing superficial thrombophlebitis of the veins of the anterior thoracic wall. The most commonly involved vessel is the superior epigastric vein producing a palpable cord in the inferior outer quadrant of the breast . Also known as Mondor's Cord, this rare clinical entity has also been reported as affecting the superficial penile veins . Fage is credited with first describing cording as a sign of superficial thrombophlebitis in 1870.
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