Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
Case Report

Rare variation of the right internal jugular vein: a case study

Variação rara da veia jugular interna direita: um estudo de caso

Camila Gomes de Souza, Lucas Piraciaba Cassiano Dias, Rafael Vargas, Luiz Alberto Diniz do Nascimento, Mônica Volino-Souza, Gustavo Vieira de Oliveira

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Resumo

This study reports on a rare variation of the right internal jugular vein (IJV) identified during routine anatomic dissection of a male cadaver. The right IJV had a tributary located parallel and medially to the IJV itself. This branch of the IJV emerged between the transverse processes of the 3rd and 4th cervical vertebrae and drained into the junction between the right internal jugular and brachiocephalic veins. The present study described a rare branch of the right IJV, which is important knowledge for surgeons, in order to prevent accidental injury and bleeding during surgical procedures.

Palavras-chave

anatomy; surgical procedures; blood vessels; jugular veins.

Abstract

O presente estudo demonstrou uma variação rara da veia jugular interna direita (VJI), identificada durante uma dissecção de rotina de um cadáver masculino. A VJI direita apresentou uma tributária localizada paralelamente e medialmente à referida veia. Essa tributária da VJI emergiu entre os processos transversos das 3ª e 4ª vértebras cervicais e drenou para a junção entre as veias jugular interna e braquiocefálica direita. O conhecimento da variação anatômica demonstrado no presente estudo é importante para os cirurgiões, a fim de prevenir lesões acidentais e sangramento durante procedimentos cirúrgicos.

Keywords

anatomia; procedimentos cirúrgicos; vasos sanguíneos; veias jugulares.

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