Congenital jugular vein phlebectasia: a case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Fusiform dilation of the jugular vein, or jugular venous phlebectasia, is a rare clinical entity, with an etiology of cervical swelling. We present a case of a 15-year-old male with no antecedent history of trauma and an enlarging right neck mass. Pertinent literature and relevant diagnostic and therapeutic modalities are reviewed. While conservative management is usually prescribed, ligation and resection may be performed safely when intervention is warranted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Haney, JC; Shortell, CK; McCann, RL; Lawson, JH; Stirling, MJ; Stone, DH

Published Date

  • September 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 681 - 683

PubMed ID

  • 18462919

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1615-5947

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.avsg.2008.02.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands