Internal jugular venous saccular varix

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim

Presentation

Right neck swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

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
Case created: 2nd Jun 2014
Last edited: 14th Mar 2016
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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