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Acta Phlebologica 2006 August;7(2):87-9

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Recurrent Mondor’s disease in the absence of risk factors, A case report

Moro L. 1, Gambassi G. 2, Ricci S. 1, Antonelli Incalzi R. 1

1 Department of Geriatrics Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy 2 Department of Geriatrics Cattolica del Sacro Cuore University, Rome, Italy


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Mondor’s disease is an uncommon disorder characterized by superficial thrombosis involving the thoracic lateral vein and/or others vein of the thoracic superficial venous net. The most common clinical symptoms include lateral chest pain and wall tension, as well as the presence of a tender subcutaneous linear or winding cord-like structure, often with skin retraction, corresponding to the affected vessel. Mondor’s disease may be primary or secondary to different causes, and usually is benign and self-limited, requiring only symptomatic treatment. We describe a case report of recurrent Mondor’s disease in a young woman free from recognized risk factors.

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