Mastitis with Mondor\'s Disease

JOURNAL TITLE: Pondicherry Journal of Nursing

Author
1. M Annie Annal
2. Poongodi V
3. S Lavanya
ISSN
2279-0144
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10084-12111
Volume
12
Issue
1
Publishing Year
2019
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry, India
    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry, India
    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry, India
  • Article keywords
    Mastitis, Mondor\'s disease, Puerperium, Thrombophlebitis

    Abstract

    Breast complications are not very common during pregnancy and puerperium. Mondor\'s disease of the breast is a rare benign breast condition.1 It is an inflammation of the superficial veins in the anterior chest wall and breasts. It is caused by blood clotting in these veins.2 Mondor\'s disease is a very rare condition. It usually occurs in individuals who are between 30 and 60 years of age.3 The incidence of mastitis is 2–5% in lactating women. The common organisms involved are Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Viridans streptococci. Risk factors for mastitis are poor nursing, maternal fatigue and cracked nipple.4 Greater veins are affected by thrombophlebitis. It can advance into the deep venous system. It leads to pulmonary embolism.5

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