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What is mondors disease, what causes it and how is it treated?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Thrombophlebitis: On the chest and upper abdomen. Rare, more common in women, especially those who have had breast surgery. Treatment is typically symptomatic. It is self limited. Antibiotics, steroid, anticoagulants have been used but haven't been shown to be shorten the course of the disease. It is occasionally associated with cancer, especially breast so that should be looked for.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: This is a term of thrombo-phlebitis of vein on the chest or abdomen. Breast disease is usual underlying issue. See this site for a picture and other info. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1313969

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