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Mondor’s Cords?

What are Mondor’s Cords?

Mondor’s cords, also known as Mondor’s disease, are superficial veins that become inflamed during and after surgery. They typically appear as 3-4 vertical bands and can be observed extending from the lower breast to the lower chest area. 

During surgery, incisions are made under the breast crease, which may involve cutting through vessels that are subsequently cauterised to stop blood flow. This cauterisation triggers a natural clotting response and leads to inflammation, making Mondor’s cords visible through the skin. 

It is important to note that Mondor’s cords are not a cause for concern and are not associated with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The clots that form within the affected vessels will eventually break down and be naturally absorbed by the body, leading to the resolution of Mondor’s cords over an average period of 3-4 months.  

Most patients with Mondor’s cords experience little to no discomfort. However, if mild discomfort is present, individuals may find relief through warm soaks, heat packs, and anti-inflammatory medications. 

– Dr Ian Chinsee (MED0000975196) 
Registered Medical Practitioner, General Registration
Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Surgical Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine [FACCSM (surg)]
Surgical Fellow of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (FAACS)