What is the prognosis of Mondor disease?

Updated: May 13, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Mondor disease has proven to be self-limited and benign. Its significance lies in the clinician's recognition and differentiation of it from primary, recurrent, or metastatic carcinoma, or an abscess of the breast. As are other forms of migratory thrombophlebitis, Mondor disease may be an indication of an occult carcinoma elsewhere in the body. Patients with this condition should continue to be observed.


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