Internal jugular saccular varix

Case contributed by Dalia Ibrahim


Right neck swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Focal saccular aneursymal dilatation of the proximal right internal jugular vein.

Case Discussion

Saccular aneursyms of the internal jugular vein are rare, as opposed to fusiform aneursyms (phlebectasia) found in the pediatric population.

It can be primary (congenital) or acquired due to trauma, surgery, infection and tumors. 

Venous aneurysm (varix) of neck is a benign, self-limiting condition and complications like thrombosis, embolism, rupture, thrombophlebitis are rarely reported

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