FAQs: Mondor’s Cord – Breast Augmentation & Breast Implants

Mondor's Disease aka "Mondor's Cord"

Mondor's Disease / Mondor Cord occurs occasionally after breast augmentation. It is an inflammation of a superficial vein beneath the breast (technically described as thrombophlebitis of the thoracoepigastric vein). This may present as a tender cord, usually running vertically below the inframammary fold. Treatment usually consists of supportive care including warm, moist compresses and anti-inflammatory medication (aspirin or ibuprofen). Spontaneous resolution usually occurs within a couple of weeks. The condition gets its name from Henri Mondor, a French surgeon (1885-1962).

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