Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 8

Acquired Phlebectasia of the Internal Jugular Vein in a Patient with Sjögren's Syndrome. An Unusual Accidental Finding

Solano Nicolás1,2, Parra Enmanuel3* and Sarcos Betsabe3

1Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit Chief, Hospital Coromoto, Venezuela
2Professor, Oral Surgery Post-Graduated Program, School of Dentistry, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
3Resident, Oral Surgery Post-Graduated Program, School of Dentistry, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela

*Corresponding Author: Parra Enmanuel, Resident, Oral Surgery Post-Graduated Program, School of Dentistry, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela.

Received: June 03, 2021; Published: July 28, 2021

Abstract

Internal jugular vein phlebectasia is a rare condition, presenting as a unilateral and usually painful neck swelling, mostly affecting the right side of the neck. The acquired subtype of internal jugular vein phlebectasia frequently affects adults and may be caused by trauma, thoracic outlet syndrome, tumors, local or systemic inflammatory conditions. Complementary tests are necessary to confirm the diagnosis. Imaging studies, such as eco-doppler, reveal the venous flow state and contrasted CT scans allow for the differentiation between solid tumors and vascular lesions. The purpose of this case report is to present an unusual case of an acquired internal jugular vein phlebectasia in a patient with Sjögren’s Syndrome, presenting it as a chance finding and analyzing a possible mechanism to associate both entities.

Keywords: Vascular Malformations; Diagnostic Imaging

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Citation

Citation: Parra Enmanuel., et al. “Acquired Phlebectasia of the Internal Jugular Vein in a Patient with Sjögren's Syndrome. An Unusual Accidental Finding".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.8 (2020): 136-138.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2020 Parra Enmanuel., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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