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Internal jugular vein IJV ectasia is a rare benign disease. It commonlypresents as a unilateral, soft, compressible neck swelling that mostly involvesthe right side. It is usually a childhood disease and believed to be ofcongenital origin. Accurate diagnosis from careful history, physical examinationand radiological study can be made. We report here two cases of IJV ectasia inAfrican adults with right lateral neck mass dilating when increaseintrathoracic pressure. Because of its rarity, this entity is frequentlyignored or misdiagnosed. This case report intends to stress the importance ofkeeping IJV ectasia as differential diagnosis in mind in case of lateral neckswellings to avoid invasive investigations and inappropriate treatment. Theasymptomatic case management of IJV ectasia is conservative with long-termsurveillance.

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Jugular Vein, Ectasia, Adults, Management

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Togo, S. , Ouattara, M. , Koumaré, S. , Camara, M. and Yena, S. 2015 Right Internal Jugular Vein Ectasia in African Woman: A Report of 2 Cases. Surgical Science, 6, 437-441. doi: 10.4236-ss.2015.610062.





Author: Seydou Togo1, Moussa Abdoulaye Ouattara1, Sékou Koumaré2, Mody Abdoulaye Camara3, Sadio Yena1

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