Phlebectasis of the external jugular vein.

C Lopes, R Manaças, F Tavares, M da Costa


Phlebactasia of the external jugular vein is a rare nosological entity. Few reports appeared in the world literature. Clinically it presents as a cervical mass enlarging with a Valsalva maneuver. The Authors present one clinical case, emphasizing the possibilities of Computed Tomography (CT) in a precise diagnosis, etiological and topographical, without using other invasive modalities.

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