The pathophysiology involves injury to the longitudinal superficial veins of the thorax and abdomen leading to vessel wall inflammation, thrombus formation, and ultimately fibrosis .The disease natural history is usually benign and self-limiting with varying degrees of intraluminal recanalization and remodeling of the vessel after about 2–8 weeks,. Although the etiology of Mondor's disease remains unclear, there are some local factors on the chest wall that predispose patients to superficial thrombophlebitis, including trauma, too-tight bra, excessive physical activity, combined oral contraception, pregnancy, large and pendulous breasts, breast abscess or infection, rheumatoid arthritis, and breast cancer . Mondor's disease has also been shown to occur after breast surgery, most frequently after esthetic augmentation mammoplasty. The first and only report of a case of Mondor's disease after breast reduction surgery in literature dates back to 2006. According to our knowledge, we report the second documented case of superficial thrombophlebitis of the anterolateral chest wall secondary to breast reduction surgery.
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|Titolo:||A rare case of Mondor Syndrome after Breast Reduction Surgery. Insert it into a Consent Form.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|