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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

versión impresa ISSN 0138-6557versión On-line ISSN 1561-3046


RODRIGUEZ COLLAR, Tomás Lázaro et al. Mondor's thrombophlebitis of the penis after inguinal hernioplasty. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2014, vol.43, n.3, pp.386-393. ISSN 0138-6557.

A male patient aged 22 years with a history of health problems. One month before, he had undergone left inguinal hernioplasty, but two weeks after surgery, he began suffering pain in the back of the penis together with increased volume, both on touch and at erect state. The physical examination revealed that the superficial dorsal vein of the penis was more swollen, red-colored and painful on palpation. Doppler-color ultrasound of the penis confirmed thickening of the vein wall, thrombosis, lower blood flow and patient's feeling of pain when the transducer touched it. He was prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs plus oral corticosteroids, cessation of sexual intercourse, in addition to local ionphoresis with sodium heparin ointment. The patient's progression was satisfactory since pain disappeared and the dorsal vein of the penis was re-canalized. Mondor's thrombophlebitis of the penis rarely occurs after inguinal hernioplasty. Clinical suspicion plus Doppler-color US confirmation are basic pillars for a correct diagnosis. The conservative treatment offers optimal outcomes.

Palabras clave : penis; superficial thrombophlebitis; Mondor's disease of the penis; complication from inguinal hernioplasty; penile Doppler color ultrasound; conservative treatment.

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