Internal jugular saccular varix
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Ibrahim D, Internal jugular saccular varix. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 04 Jun 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-29533
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3 Jun 2014
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Right neck swelling.
Age: 40 years
From the case: Internal jugular saccular varix
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Axial C+ portal venous phase
Focal saccular aneursymal dilatation of the proximal right internal jugular vein.
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
- Kazumata K, Fujimoto S, Idosaka H et-al. Multiple varices in the unilateral cerebral venous system. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 1999;20 (7): 1243-4. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol (full text) - Pubmed citation