Internal jugular vein phlebectasia and duplication: CT features

Peter M. Som, Joel M.A. Shugar, Michael Sacher, Charles F. Lanzieri

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Phlebectasia of the internal jugular vein (IJV) is a rare entity with only 25 cases having been reported. Clinically this condition presents with enlargement with a Valsalva maneuver and decrease at rest. Venography, anteri- ography, and ultrasound have previously been used to diagnose this unusual cause of neck mass. We present a case in which CT confirmed the clinical diagnosis and in which there was an incomplete ipsilateral duplication of the IJV. This is only the second case reported of IJV phlebectasia and duplication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-392
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • Computed tomography
  • Jugular vein
  • Neck
  • Neoplasms
  • Phlebectasia


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