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Internal jugular venous saccular varix

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Right neck swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 40
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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Case information

rID: 29533
Published: 3rd Jun 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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