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Mondor's disease: a unique cause of penile pain
  1. Adam Dalal1,2 and
  2. Y Erlich1
  1. 1Department of Health Services, Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps, Ramat Gan, Israel
  2. 2Department of Dermatology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tiqva, Israel
  1. Correspondence to Capt Adam Dalal, Department of Health Services, Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan 02149, Israel; adamdalal{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Superficial dorsal penile vein thrombosis (penile Mondor's disease (MD)) is a unique and reportedly uncommon condition. Many cases of penile MD are idiopathic, but it is often precipitated by trauma, sexually transmitted infections and different sexual practices, such as vigorous sexual activity and the use of sexual devices. We describe the case of a young active duty man diagnosed with a penile MD, preceded by an intense sexual activity. Once diagnosed, a supportive care was instituted, consisting of administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, temporary sexual abstinence and proper patient reassurance with complete recovery. We believe that military physicians, who care for a majority of young and sexually active adults, must be familiar with the diagnosis of penile MD and its treatment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of penile MD to be reported in a military setting.

  • UROLOGY
  • HAEMATOLOGY
  • SEXUAL MEDICINE
  • Received September 22, 2014.
  • Revision received January 21, 2015.
  • Accepted January 24, 2015.

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  • Received September 22, 2014.
  • Revision received January 21, 2015.
  • Accepted January 24, 2015.
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