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Congenital internal jugular phlebectasia.
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PMID:  21596644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Congenital internal jugular phlebectasia corresponds to congenital dilatation of the vein without tortuosity. More than one hundred cases of phlebectasia involving the neck veins have been reported in the literature. The authors describe the clinical features, treatment and outcome of this anomaly.
CASE REPORT: A six-year-old child with no particular past medical history presented with a two-year history of progressively enlarging mass on the right side of the neck. Physical examination revealed a non-pulsatile mass that was increased in size by all manoeuvres increasing intrathoracic pressure. Neck computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis of internal jugular vein phlebectasia. In the absence of complications, simple surveillance was advised with a follow-up of 20 months with no complications.
DISCUSSION/CONCLUSION: Congenital internal jugular phlebectasia is a rare condition. Management must include imaging to confirm the diagnosis. Long-term surveillance is recommended and surgery is only required in the presence of complications.
M-M El Fakiri; R Hassani; L Aderdour; H Nouri; Y Rochdi; A Raji
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-05-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  European annals of otorhinolaryngology, head and neck diseases     Volume:  128     ISSN:  1879-730X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  2012-05-21     Revised Date:  2014-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101531465     Medline TA:  Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Dilatation, Pathologic / congenital
Jugular Veins / abnormalities*

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