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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 132-135

Mondor’s disease after aesthetic breast surgery: A case series and literature review


1 Clinica Goldman and Hospital Moinhos de Vento, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2 Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Städtisches Klinikum Dresden, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Correspondence Address:
Uwe Wollina
Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Städtisches Klinikum Dresden, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Technical University of Dresden, Friedrichstrasse 41, 01067 Dresden
Germany
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_69_18

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Background: Mondor’s disease of the subcutaneous veins of the breast is an uncommon disorder. The etiology of Mondor’s disease remains unclear. Usually, it is a self-limited disease. This condition has been associated with trauma, surgical biopsies, breast surgery (including silicone breast implant), physical activity, and a manifestation of breast cancer. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 652 female patients who underwent aesthetic breast surgery in the last 10 years. Results: We found three cases of Mondor’s disease after plastic surgery of the breast (0.46%) and performed an analysis of the clinical aspects and therapeutic measures. The disease onset was a couple of weeks to 2 years after surgery, never within the first 2 weeks after surgery. We did not observe ulceration or breast cancer. Treatment was unnecessary in two patients, whereas hot compresses and nonsteroidal medical drugs were prescribed in one patient. All lesions healed within 2–3 weeks. Conclusion: Mondor’s disease is a possible complication after aesthetic breast surgery but often runs a self-limiting course with spontaneous remission. It is important to exclude breast cancer. The patient should be informed that the disease runs a benign and self-limiting course.


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