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Isolated saccular aneurysm of the external jugular vein

Hari Janardanan Pillai; Nilanjan Roy; Pankaj Purushotam Rao; Khushdeep Kaur Shergill; Divya Shelly; Basil Badarudeen

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ABSTRACT: Venous aneurysm of the head and neck is a rare clinical entity due to its asymptomatic nature and tendency of clinicians to report only surgical results. Whereas the primary aneurysm of internal jugular vein (IJV) in children is being increasingly recognized, secondary aneurysms of veins of the head and neck in adults, notably the external jugular vein (EJV) aneurysm remains only in anecdotal case reports. We present the case of a 63-year-old previously healthy woman who presented with a gradually progressive right lateral neck swelling over the last 18 months. Following the evaluation, she was diagnosed as a case of isolated spontaneous right-sided EJV aneurysm and was managed by surgical excision of the aneurysm.


Aneurysm, Jugular Veins, Venous Thrombosis


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