oa Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Aneurysm of the internal jugular vein

Volume 6, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



A child presented with a non-tender mass in the right supraclavicular fossa. It was most obvious in the supine position, after coughing and when the Valsalva manoeuvre was performed. Investigations revealed an aneurysm of the internal jugular vein. The management of this unusual congenital vascular abnormality is discussed.

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