Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2014, Vol 1, Num 1 Page(s): 038-040
Surgical treatment of an isolated left jugular vein aneurysm: a case report

İhsan Alur, Serkan Girgin, Bilgin Emrecan, Ali Vefa Özcan

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey

Keywords: Aneurysm; child; jugular vein; surgery
Jugular venous aneurysms are rare causes of neck masses which occur during straining or Valsalva maneuver and most frequently seen in children. Symptoms include painless and enlarging mass with conditions which increase intrathoracic pressure such as coughing, straining or Valsalva maneuver. Although the exact etiology has not been fully elucidated, congenital defect in the muscular layer, compression of apex of right lung or clavicle to the jugular vein, mechanical obstruction of the lower part of the neck or upper mediastinum, insufficient compliance of vein, thoracic outlet syndrome or compression of anterior scalene muscle may play a role. Jugular vein aneurysms can be treated surgically; however, timing of the surgery is controversial. Linear plication and encapsulation are the most commonly performed surgeries. Herein, we present a seven-year-old boy with left internal jugular vein aneurysm who underwent a successful surgical repair.
DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2014.124