Thrombosed External Jugular Vein Aneurysm: a Rare Cause of Neck Mass

Inês Santiago Martins, Hugo Pisco Pacheco, Isabel Sapeira


Venous aneurysms are rarely responsible for neck masses, and regarding the neck veins, external jugular vein aneurysms are extremely uncommon, with a few cases reported in the literature. Although most cases are asymptomatic, they may cause pain, be complicated by thrombosis or even rupture. Imaging studies have a role in the diagnosis and surgical planning of this pathology. With emphasis on the imaging techniques, the authors present a case of an external jugular vein aneurysm, initially asymptomatic but thereafter complicated with thrombosis.
Keywords: Jugular Veins; Aneurysm; Thrombosis; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Ultrasonography.

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