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Case Report  |   February 2003
Sickle cell episode manifesting as superficial thrombophlebitis of the penis
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Cardiovascular Disorders / Urological Disorders
Case Report   |   February 2003
Sickle cell episode manifesting as superficial thrombophlebitis of the penis
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2003, Vol. 103, 102-104. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2003.103.2.102
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 2003, Vol. 103, 102-104. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2003.103.2.102
Abstract

In 1955, the first reported case of Mondor's disease (superficial thrombophlebitis) of the penis was published. Since then, there have been scattered reports of penile Mondor's disease in the literature. Most studies suggest sexual trauma or neoplasm as the most frequent etiologic factor. The authors report a case of a sickle cell episode presenting with superficial thrombophlebitis of the penis. The patient was treated with an antiinflammatory agent and reassured that this is a self-limiting process. Resolution of symptoms occurred within 6 weeks.