Penile Mondor’s disease (superficial thrombophlebitis of the penis dorsal vein) is an uncommon and benign pathology that affects sexually active men. Although the diagnosis is made by physical examination in most patients, sonography may be required in some cases. Color-Doppler ultrasonography clearly visualizes dorsal vein thrombosis and the associated hemodynamic alterations. We describe the symptoms, the sonographic findings and treatment of this disease in a 26-year-old male with superficial thrombophlebitis of the penis dorsal vein.
La malattia di Mondor a livello del pene (tromboflebite della vena dorsale superficiale del pene) rappresenta una patologia non comune a carattere benigno che interessa gli uomini sessualmente attivi. Anche se la diagnosi viene fatta la maggior parte dei pazienti con l’esame obiettivo, l’ecografia viene molto spesso richiesta in aiuto in alcuni casi. L’eco Color-Doppler visualizza in maniera chiara la trombosi venosa dorsale e le alterazioni emodinamiche ad essa associate. Riportiamo la sintomatologia, i risultati ecografici e il trattamento di questa patologia in un ragazzo di 26 anni affetto da tromboflebite superficiale della vena dorsale del pene.
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Lucio Dell’Atti declares that he has no conflict of interest.
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Dell’Atti, L. Role of ultrasonography with color-Doppler in diagnosis of penile Mondor’s disease. J Ultrasound 17, 239–241 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40477-013-0035-8