Superficial thrombophlebitis of the breast (Mondor disease).

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Mondor disease is a thrombophlebitis of the thoracic-epigastric superficial vein. It is more frequent in females than in males. In 50% of cases Mondor disease is associated with pain and in 25% with a tension sensation. Mondor disease is more frequently due to traumas, spontaneous or surgical, infections and mammary disorders of various type, from pregnancy to carcinoma. Clotting disorders and hepatitis C act as favoring factors.


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