Mondor’s Disease- Rare Entity Presenting As Breast Pain And Swelling: A Case Report

Keywords: Mastodynia, Thrombophlebitis, Ultrasonography


Mondor’s disease is a condition characterized by thrombophlebitis of the superficial veins of the breast and anterior chest wall. Patients usually present with linear cord-like swelling in the breast and chest wall and the diagnosis is often made clinically. Ultrasound with Doppler confirms the diagnosis. Here we report a case of a 30-year-old woman who presented with right breast pain and swelling.  Physical examination revealed a tender, soft to firm lump in the right breast with adjacent skin erythema. Ultrasound demonstrated superficial thrombophlebitis of the anterior chest wall vein of the right breast with no abnormality in underlying breast tissue; findings consistent with Mondor’s disease. The patient was managed with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and clinical reassurance.

Author Biographies

Prakash Kayastha, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging

Sharma Paudel, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital

Associate Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging

Ganesh Wagle, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital

MDRD Resident, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging

Shailendra Katwal, Dadeldhura Subregional Hospital

Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Imaging

Kiran Kayastha, Grande International Hospital

Medical officer