Mondor's disease: A case study

Authors

  • Carmen T. Paniagua EdD, RN, MSN, CPC, APN, ACNP-BC, APNG,

    1.  Clinical Associate Professor, College of Nursing & College of Medicine Nursing Practice Department; Chair, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty Coordinator; Advanced Practice Nurse in Genetics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas
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  • Zuleika Diaz Negron MD

    1.  Oncology Breast Surgeon, Reston, Virginia
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Correspondence
Carmen T. Paniagua, EdD, RN, MSN, CPC, APN, ACNP-BC, APNG, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W. Markham St., Slot 529, Little Rock, AR 72205.
Tel: 501-686-8708;
Fax: 501-686-8350;
E-mail: paniaguacarmen@uams.edu

Abstract

Purpose: To provide an overview of the clinical presentation, diagnosis, management, and treatment with advanced practice nursing implications of Mondor's disease.

Data sources: Case presentation and comprehensive literature review on Mondor's disease.

Conclusions: Mondor's disease is a rare disorder that can present after breast surgery. Patients present with a painful cord-like structure that can take weeks to heal.

Implications for practice: An understanding of the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, treatment, and management of this uncommon disease is important for the advanced nurse practitioner. The practitioner's recognition and differentiation of it from a breast abscess or a primary, recurrent or metastatic carcinoma is paramount.

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