Unknown Case 22

39 y/o F presents with a palpable and painful area of concern in the left breast. What is the most likely diagnosis?

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  • Thrombophlebitis of subcutaneous vein(s) of the breast
  • Presentation “cord-like” palpable area +/- pain
  • Can be due to trauma, central catheters, hypercoagulable states
  • Imaging shows beaded appearance which can be related to areas of narrowing
  • Tx: Benign self-limited, NSAIDS, warm compress (NOT anticoagulants, abx or surgery)
  • Option to follow-up clinically or with imaging to ensure resolution