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A Phlebectasia of Internal Jugular Vein as a Manifestation of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency in Meniere Syndrome Patients

Aldo Messina, Cosimo Galletti, Francesco Gazia, Francesco Ciodaro, Alessandro Corvaia, Davide Piraino, Bruno Galletti

Keywords : Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, Echography, Ectasia, Jugular vein, Meniere disease

Citation Information : Messina A, Galletti C, Gazia F, Ciodaro F, Corvaia A, Piraino D, Galletti B. A Phlebectasia of Internal Jugular Vein as a Manifestation of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency in Meniere Syndrome Patients. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2022; 14 (1):42-46.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1422

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Cerebral and ear flow with possible anomalies should cause a chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, analyzed by echo color Doppler ultrasound examination in patients with Meniere disease. The current classification of the International Society for Neurovascular Disease considers the venous anomalous outflow as an endovascular and/or compressive syndrome proposing a corresponding treatment. We present a case of a patient with Meniere disease with phlebectasia of the internal jugular vein, a condition not described in the current classification. Phlebectasia should be a possible mechanism of anomalous venous outflow, giving us the possibility to introduce a new treatment for these patients and reinforcing the concept that echo-Doppler of jugular and vertebral veins should be a routine examination in patients with Meniere disease.

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