Mondor's Disease: A Rare Cause of Chest Pain in the Emergency Department.
Thrombophlebitis of a subcutaneous vein, known as Mondor's disease, is a rare cause of chest pain and can mimic several more life-threatening diseases. Mondor's disease can be caused by trauma, or hypercoagulable states; however, in many cases the etiology is unknown. Mondor's disease is usually self-limited and can be managed conservatively. In this case report, we highlight a 52-year-old male patient who presented to our emergency department with chest pain caused by Mondor's disease mimicking a pulmonary embolism. Although a rare and benign diagnosis, Mondor's disease should be part of the differential diagnosis of chest pain and can be made on the basis of a thorough history and physical examination alone. Recognition of Mondor's disease could reduce costs and risks of further testing for patients presenting with chest pain.
Todd B, Nierenberg L, Price J. Mondor's Disease: A Rare Cause of Chest Pain in the Emergency Department. Cureus. 2020 Feb 7;12(2):e6917. doi: 10.7759/cureus.6917. PMID: 32190472; PMCID: PMC7061779.