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Author: Dr Ian Coulson, Consultant Dermatologist and Editor-in-Chief, 2022.
Edited by the DermNet content department
This man developed an inflamed tender lesion over the left lower chest extending down towards the abdomen. As the pain and inflammation resolved, he developed a cord-like lesion palpable under the skin.
This man has developed acute superficial thrombophlebitis of the thoracoepigastric vein. As the condition has resolved, he has developed a fibrotic cord-like band. This was first described by Henri Mondor, a French surgeon, and the condition is often termed Mondor disease.
It usually only requires symptomatic treatment such as analgesia and anti-inflammatory treatment for the pain and inflammation.
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