Internal jugular vein thrombosis

Case contributed by Dr Nikola Todorovic


The patient was sent to the thyroid gland ultrasound examination.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female

There is an incompressible, 4 cm long segment of the internal jugular vein with a complete absence of the color signal.

Contralateral side jugular vein is compressible with regular color signal and was used for comparison.

Case Discussion

Internal jugular vein thrombosis can sometimes be a part of the paraneoplastic syndrome. For this patient, the diagnosis has to be proven first, and if so then she should be treated properly and also undergo further diagnostic in an attempt of finding the underlying cause of her condition.

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Case information

rID: 55001
Published: 13th Aug 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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