Radiologic evaluation of the jugular foramen. Anatomy, vascular variants, anomalies, and tumors.

@article{Weber1994RadiologicEO,
  title={Radiologic evaluation of the jugular foramen. Anatomy, vascular variants, anomalies, and tumors.},
  author={Alfred L. Weber and Michael J McKenna},
  journal={Neuroimaging clinics of North America},
  year={1994},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={579-98}
}
The jugular foramen varies considerably in size and shape, along with the jugular vein. The foramen is traversed by several vessels and nerves. CT, in various section planes, demonstrates the bone anatomy optimally, whereas MR (including MR angiography) reveals the vascular and soft tissue structures to best advantage. A diverse group of vascular anomalies originate in the foramen and adjacent carotid canal that must be differentiated from tumors. The most common tumor within the jugular… CONTINUE READING