Nachmann M, Jaffe J, Ginsberg P, Horrow M, Harkaway R. Sickle cell episode manifesting as superficial thrombophlebitis of the penis. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2003;103(2):102–104. doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2003.103.2.102.
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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.
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