Profiling of right internal jugular vein phlebectasia: a rare case study


  • Kushali Shah Department of Audiology and Speech Therapy, T. N. Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Pranali Chavan Department of Audiology and Speech Therapy, T. N. Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



IJP, Case report, Valsalva maneuver


Internal jugular vein phlebectasia (IJP) is a congenital non-tortuous dilatation of the internal jugular vein that manifests as a soft, compressible mass in the neck under stress or while doing the Valsalva maneuver. As per a review of several articles, children are more likely to be impacted than adults. It is a benign disorder that often exhibits no symptoms. However, alterations in voice, paralysis of the vocal cords, and/or dysphagia are some symptoms that may be observed. The present case report is that of a 4.5-year-old male child with right IJP and cervical lymphadenopathy, who presented with symptoms of swelling in the neck on straining and pain while swallowing.


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