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IP Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine


Jugular vein ectasia presenting with hoarseness of voice- A rare association


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Author Details: Vishnu Kanth, R. Manju, Jineesh Joseph, Balla Nagamali Kumar, Abhisekh Chauhan

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-4222

Print ISSN : 2581-4214

Article First Page : 115

Article End Page : 117


Abstract

Jugular vein ectasia is a congenital dilatation of the jugular vein presenting as a swelling in the neck. Although a benign condition, it can sometimes be associated with hoarseness of voice, horner’s syndrome and hemorrhage. The condition can be diagnosed by imaging studies in particular during a Valsalva maneuver. There is no specific treatment for this condition. Surgical option may be required for cosmetic reasons.  Though a less common condition it should be one of the differentials of a neck swelling. We report a case of internal jugular vein ectasia presenting with hoarseness of voice.

Keywords: Hoarseness of voice; Hemorrhage; Venous ectasia