Mondor Disease Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 07, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Mondor disease may be distinguished from inflammatory cancer of the breast by the presence of sudden pain, early skin adherence, and progressive improvement. These symptoms are not commonly associated with carcinoma of the breast.

The distinction from a breast abscess is made by discerning the quality of tenderness. Mondor disease is ascribed to a soreness, while an abscess presents with an exquisite tenderness.

Mondor disease may mimic a strangulated spigelian hernia. [30] Mondor disease may be evident in the spigelian hernia belt and cause diagnostic confusion.

Traumatic funicular phlebitis may be difficult to distinguished from and may resemble Mondor disease. [31] Similarly, Mondor disease may be associated rarely with abdominal pain that can mimic acute appendicitis. [32]

Nonvenereal sclerosing lymphangitis of the penis may also be considered. [33] It is not of venereal origin and is seen in men aged 20-40 years.

Differential Diagnoses