Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 20, Issue 6, pp 485–486 | Cite as

Swollen neck in children: A report of two cases

  • I. Kovanlikaya
  • M. U. Günbay
  • T. Pirnar
  • K. Ceryan
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Two cases of swollen neck during straining, coughing, or crying caused by internal jugular vein dilatation that were diagnosed by ultrasonography and computed tomography are presented. With a review of the literature the aetiology and diagnostic procedure are discussed.


Public Health Compute Tomography Diagnostic Procedure Jugular Vein Cough 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Kovanlikaya
    • 1
  • M. U. Günbay
    • 2
  • T. Pirnar
    • 1
  • K. Ceryan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyDokuz Eylül University HospitalIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Department of OtolaryngologyDokuz Eylül University HospitalIzmirTurkey

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