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Three Cases of Internal Jugular Phlebectasia

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 2002;45(8):1043-1047.
Published online August 15, 2002.
Three Cases of Internal Jugular Phlebectasia
Ic Sun Choi, Kyung Ran Son, Byung Ju Kim, Jae Sook Ma
Department of Pediatrics, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea
내경 정맥 확장증 3례
최익선, 손경란, 김병주, 마재숙
전남대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Ic Sun Choi, Email: gkid@netsgo.com
Phlebectasia is an abnormal dilatation of an isolated vein and a rare venous anomaly and is usually asymptomatic. Clinically internal jugular phlebectasia is a self limited benign condition and usually no treatment is required after initial diagnosis. So suspection of this disease and appropriate diagnostic approaches are essential to avoid unnecessary surgical intervention. We present three cases of internal jugular phlebectasia of which diagnosis was made by neck sonography and CT.
Key Words: Vein, Phlebectasia, Internal jugular vein

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