Dehiscent jugular bulb

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson


Head trauma, now 'ringing' in left ear.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Large left jugular bulb. It is not a high riding bulb by definition since it does not extend cranial to the IAM. But, note the deficient sigmoid plate allowing the jugular vein to almost protrude into the middle ear.

This is likely an incidental finding. Whether this had any clinical significance in this case is of doubt.

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Case information

rID: 29345
Published: 19th May 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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