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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 39(11); 1996 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1996;39(11): 1917-21.
A Case of Internal Jugular Vein Thrombosis
Jong Woo Lee, MD, Il Kyung Choi, MD, Dong Joon Kim MD, and Ji Hong Park, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, Red Cross Hospital, Seoul, Korea
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이종우 · 최경일 · 김동준 · 박지홍
서울적십자병원 이비인후과

Internal jugular vein thrombosis (IJVT) is a rare but potentially lifethreatening condition which necessitates early clinical recognition and rapid administration of appropriate therapy. IJVT was associated with deep neck infection during the pre-antibiotic era. Today, trauma to the internal jugular vein from catheterization and repeated intravenous injections by drug users and direct extension of tumor which is rare are the leading causes of thrombosis. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging provides an accurate diagnosis and prompts immediate therapy. Management of IJVT involves antibiotics, anticoagulation and surgical intervention.

Keywords: Deep neck space infectionInternal jugular vein thrombosis.
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