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

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

Solano Nicolás, Parra Enmanuel and Sarcos Betsabe

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology
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 differentia- tion 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