High duplication of the internal jugular vein: clinical incidence in the adult and surgical consequences, a report of three clinical cases

@article{Prades2002HighDO,
  title={High duplication of the internal jugular vein: clinical incidence in the adult and surgical consequences, a report of three clinical cases},
  author={J. M. Prades and Andrei P. Timoshenko and Jean Marc Dumollard and Marion Durand and Nawel Merzougui and C J Martin},
  journal={Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy},
  year={2002},
  volume={24},
  pages={129-132}
}
Duplication of the internal jugular vein (IJV) is a rare malformation. Three intraoperative cases are reported. In our personal experience, the clinical incidence of the anomaly is approximately 4 per 1,000 unilateral neck dissections. The venous duplication is at a variable height, affecting the superior part of the IJV. The lateral branch of the accessory nerve (XI) always passes medially to the anterior vein and laterally to the posterior vein, between the venous duplication. This is most… CONTINUE READING

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