History: 60 year old female with lower extremity pain, swelling, and redness.
This is a case of superficial thrombophlebitis, which is an inflammatory-thrombotic disorder of the superficial venous system. Typically it presents with pain, swelling, and warmth in the lower extemities with a “palpable cord,” which represents a thrombosed vein, as in the image above. When thrombophlebitis occurs in the breast, it is called Mondor Disease.
There is a risk of extension of clot into the deep venous system of the legs, and possible pulmonary embolism.
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