Superficial thrombophlebitis of the dorsal vein of the penis penile Mondor's Disease is an important clinical diagnosis that every family practitioner should be able to recognize. Dorsal vein thrombosis is a rare disease with pain and induration of the dorsal part of the penis. The possible causes comprise traumatism, neoplasms, excessive sexual activity, or abstinence.
Examination revealed a tender cord like swelling on the dorsal aspect of the penis. He was reassured and treated conservatively with analgesics and saline compresses. The symptoms resolved completely at 1 month of follow up and Doppler revealed restoration of normal venous flow pattern.
Ann Clin Case Rep. Exact etiology of the disease is not known but prolonged sexual intercourse has been stated as the most common cause in the literature. A simple physical examination is sufficient for diagnosis but color doppler ultrasonography is often carried out as a further investigation.
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Superficial thrombophlebitis of the dorsal vein of the penis, known as penile Mondor's disease, is an uncommon genital disease. We report on a healthy year-old man who presented with painful penile swelling, ecchymosis, and penile deviation after masturbation, which initially imitated a penile fracture. Thrombosis of the superficial dorsal vein of the penis without rupture of corpus cavernosum was found during surgical exploration.
Language: English French. It is usually considered as thrombophlebitis or phlebitis of subcutaneous vessels. Some findings suggest that it might be of lymphatic origin.
Marcelo C. Acute penile conditions, which typically have a traumatic, vascular, or infectious etiology, are rather uncommon and often require prompt medical evaluation. Penile emergencies can be treated conservatively or surgically, and their management often relies on the results of imaging examinations.
Fage is credited with first describing cording as a sign of superficial thrombophlebitis in Mondor Disease is a rare clinical entity with a poorly understood etiology. Other causes include direct damage to the veins, stagnation of blood, or extrinsic pressure on veins.