Thrombosed basilic vein aneurysm on MRI and Doppler ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Mohamed Hossam el Deen


History of sudden onset right arm pain five days ago during playing gym. No history of direct trauma or abnormal skin discoloration, clinical examination showed mild tender small oval shaped firm mass moves freely from side to side but has a limited movement from up to down.

Patient Data

Age: 16
Gender: Male

Different MRI protocols explaining why this mass is a basilic thrombosed saccular aneurysm and not arising from the nearby brachial artery and ulnar nerve.  

On color doppler and pulsed wave doppler the basilic vein aneurysm appears hypoechoic with partial venous blood flow inside suggesting thrombosis. 

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Case information

rID: 42255
Published: 12th Jul 2016
Last edited: 12th Jul 2016
System: Vascular
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