Bilateral Aneurysm of the Internal Jugular Vein Associated with Menkes Disease: Diagnosis, Risk Factors and ManagementBonnet JB1*, Kuster A2, Barth M3, Moizard MP4, Hauet Q5, Gautier A5, Piloquet H5 and Pistorius MA1
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- Bonnet JB
Unit of Vascular Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University Hospital of Nantes, France
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Received Date: November 13, 2015; Accepted Date: November 30, 2015; Published Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: Bonnet JB, Kuster A, Barth M, Moizard MP, Hauet Q, et al. (2015) Bilateral Aneurysm of the Internal Jugular Vein Associated with Menkes Disease: Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Management. J Vasc Med Surg 3:235. doi:10.4172/2329-6925.1000235
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Menkes disease is a rare genetic disease due to an abnormality in copper metabolism. Clinical picture mainly includes neurological and cutaneous symptoms, and may present vascular complications. We report two cases of bilateral aneurysms of the internal jugular vein associated with Menkes disease, which were discovered by the appearance of cervical swellings a few months after birth. Diagnosis was set by Doppler ultrasonography and no specific treatment was decided for both cases. A review of literature then presents the diagnosis method, risk factors and management of aneurysms of the internal jugular vein in Menkes disease.