An International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Clinics

Register      Login

VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2015 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Venous Ectasia: A Potential Mimicker for Laryngocele Radiology Covers the Road

Gaurav Ashish

Keywords : Color flow Doppler ultrasound,Computed tomography,Ectasia,Internal jugular vein,Laryngocele

Citation Information : Ashish G. Venous Ectasia: A Potential Mimicker for Laryngocele Radiology Covers the Road. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2015; 7 (2):64-67.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1190

Published Online: 01-08-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Venous ectasia is rare causes of neck mass. Among neck veins, ectasia of the internal jugular vein (IJV) are extremely uncommon. However, this is to be kept in mind when considering differentials for laryngocele.

Objectives

To recognize the similarities between laryngocele and ectasias of the IJV and the differences in their presentation and management.

Study design

Observational.

Setting

Tertiary care hospital, India.

Conclusion

Presenting a 7-year-old boy with a left-sided soft, non-tender neck mass that fluctuated in size with coughing and straining for the past 1 year, presentation classical of laryngocele. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated marked asymmetrical dilatation of the left IJV in the neck. Color-flow Doppler ultrasonography revealed a solitary cystic lesion with evidence of high venous blood flow in the IJV area. The relevance of radiological evaluation in neck swelling is being highlighted.

How to cite this article

Ashish G, Kurien M. Venous Ectasia: A Potential Mimicker for Laryngocele Radiology Covers the Road. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2015;7(2):64-67.


PDF Share
  1. Grimes GI. Jugular venous ectasia can mimic a cystic hygroma—potential risk from sclerotherapy. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol Extra 2006;(1):50–52.
  2. Unusual neck masses secondary to jugular venous abnormalities: case report and discussion. Am Surg 1997 Apr;63(4):305–309.
  3. Jugular phlebectasia. J Pediatr Surg 1989 Mar;24(3):303–305.
  4. Laryngocele: a case report and review. J Otolaryngol 1983 Dec;12(6):389–392.
  5. Computed tomography of submucosal and occult laryngeal masses. J Comput Assist Tomogr 1992 Feb;16(1):87–93.
  6. Internal jugular phlebectasia. Ann Surg 1952 Jan;135(1):130–133.
  7. Internal jugular phlebectasia. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 1986 Dec;12(2):165–171.
  8. Internal jugular phlebectasia. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 1997 Jan 3;38(3):273–280.
  9. Isolated aneurysm of the internal jugular vein: a report of three cases. J Pediatr Surg 1982 Apr;17(2):130–131.
  10. Jugular phlebectasia in children. Eur J Pediatr Surg 1993 Feb;3(1):46–47.
  11. Laryngocele masquerading as a soft tissue neck mass. Kathmandu Univ Med J 2009 Dec;7(28):423–425.
  12. Bilateral internal jugular phlebectasia. J Laryngol Otol 1992 Aug;106(8):753–754.
  13. Usefulness of ultrasonography and Doppler color flow imaging in the diagnosis of internal jugular phlebectasia. Heart Vessels 1992;7(2):95–98.
  14. Management of internal jugular vein phlebectasia. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1995 Mar;112(3):473–475.
  15. Jugular phlebectasia in children: is it rare or ignored? J Pediatr Surg 1999 Dec; 34(12):1829–1832.
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.