What is the role of lab tests in the workup of Mondor disease?

Updated: Apr 28, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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No laboratory studies are necessary for diagnosis. With Mondor disease of the penis, an uncommon condition usually involving the superficial dorsal veins, ultrasound and Doppler ultrasonography examination is not useful for diagnosis but may help the clinician show the patient that the disease is a benign condition. [32]

Immunohistochemical staining for CD31 and D240 is a good method to distinguish small veins from lymphatic vessels, making it a valuable technique for diagnosing Mondor disease. [9]


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