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Phlebectasia of left anterior jugular vein

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2007


Cem Uzun
Affiliation:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey.
Oguz Taskinalp
Affiliation:
Department of Anatomy, Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey.
Muhsin Koten
Affiliation:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey.
Mustafa Kemal Adali
Affiliation:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey.
Ahmet Rifat Karasalihoglu
Affiliation:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey.
Gökhan Pekindil
Affiliation:
Department of Radiodiagnostics, Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey.
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Abstract

We present a rare case of unilateral phlebectasia of the anterior jugular vein in a 56-year-old male patient whose complaint is a neck swelling that appears during talking. Although in this age group the most common cause of such a mass in the anterior aspect of the neck increasing in size during any type of straining or Valsalva manoeuvre is a laryngocele, phlebectasia of the anterior jugular vein should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Doppler ultrasound and computed tomography are the most useful and non-invasive methods to use for the investigation. Treatment should be conservative.


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