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Vol 72, No 3 (2013)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2013-09-05
Submitted: 2013-01-15
Accepted: 2013-02-25
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Jugular phlebectasia presenting as globus pharyngeus

J. Czyżowski, K. A. Tomaszewski, J. A. Walocha
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2013.0046
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Folia Morphol 2013;72(3):278-280.

open access

Vol 72, No 3 (2013)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2013-09-05
Submitted: 2013-01-15
Accepted: 2013-02-25

Abstract

Even though much has been written on the aetiology of globus pharyngeus, itstill remains elusive and multifactorial. We present a case of a 54-year-old womanwho was referred by an orthopedist to the radiology department with a 6-dayhistory of an intense feeling of “pressure” and “tightness” in the jugular notch.After performing a contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan, a phlebectasiaof the right anterior jugular vein was discovered. When trying to determinethe cause of the globus sensation one has to consider the possible existence ofa phlebectasia of one of the jugular veins.

Abstract

Even though much has been written on the aetiology of globus pharyngeus, itstill remains elusive and multifactorial. We present a case of a 54-year-old womanwho was referred by an orthopedist to the radiology department with a 6-dayhistory of an intense feeling of “pressure” and “tightness” in the jugular notch.After performing a contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan, a phlebectasiaof the right anterior jugular vein was discovered. When trying to determinethe cause of the globus sensation one has to consider the possible existence ofa phlebectasia of one of the jugular veins.
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Keywords

jugular phlebectasia, jugular vein, contrast-enhanced computed tomography, globus pharyngeus

About this article
Title

Jugular phlebectasia presenting as globus pharyngeus

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 72, No 3 (2013)

Pages

278-280

Published online

2013-09-05

DOI

10.5603/FM.2013.0046

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2013;72(3):278-280.

Keywords

jugular phlebectasia
jugular vein
contrast-enhanced computed tomography
globus pharyngeus

Authors

J. Czyżowski
K. A. Tomaszewski
J. A. Walocha

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