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Submitted Abstracts

Drougas, Muthukumar



Relevant history:

Past medical history: Diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and obesity.
Physical exam: negative for bruits, cervical lymphadenopathy, palpable masses of the neck.

Relevant test results:

CT scan identified 3 cm x 3 cm x 3.75 cm aneurysm of the right internal jugular vein
Venogram identified 5mm neck to the pseudoaneurysm.

Teaching points:

To our knowledge, this is only the third case noted in the literature involving posttraumatic jugular venous pseudoaneurysms, highlighting the relative infrequency of this condition in clinical practice. In spite of this, clinicians should be aware of how to diagnose and treat this condition, else patients may be at risk of developing serious complications.
Although jugular venous pseudoaneurysms are commonly asymptomatic, patients with this condition may present with a palpable, pulsatile mass which expands with the Valsalva maneuver 5. Other symptoms may include dysphagia, neck pain, and hoarseness. Surgical repair of the pseudoaneurysm is the mainstay of treatment of patients with this condition.

Deadline is September 1, 2023


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• What professional practice gap does this abstract address?
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We are no longer accepting new abstracts for this years meeting.