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Differential Diagnosis For Distended neck veins


List of current finding(s):

Iatrogenic, Self Induced Disorders
Fluid overload/iatrogenic
Infected organ, Abscesses
Myocarditis, acute
Neoplastic Disorders
Pericardial malignant effusion
Metabolic, Storage Disorders
Amyloidosis, heart
Congenital, Developmental Disorders
Tricuspid valve, stenosis
Tricuspid valve, Ebstein anomaly
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Cardiomyopathy, hereditary
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Tamponade, cardiac
Pericardial effusion
Amniotic fluid embolism
Superior vena cava syndrome
Tension pneumothorax
Cardiomyopathy, restrictive
Tricuspid valve disorder
Tricuspid valve insufficiency
Pericarditis, chronic constrictive
Tricuspid valve annular incompetency
Thoracic Inlet Obstruction Physiology
Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
Pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary embolism, massive
Cardiomyopathy, ischemic
Functional, Physiologic Variant Disorders
Valsalva maneuver/severe
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Cor pulmonale
Reference to Organ System
Cardiomyopathy, congestive
Pulmonary edema
Pulmonary Edema, Left Ventrical
Pulmonary edema, severe
Pulmonary emboli, recurrent/Homans
Cardiomyopathy, secondary
Congestive heart failure
Right congestive heart failure/chronic
Cardiomyopathy, dilated
Acute cor pulmonale
Cardiomyopathy, peripartum
Cirrhosis, cardiac
Idiopathic, Unclassified Disorders
Cardiomyopathy, idiopathic
Central venous pressure increased
Venous return impairment
Pulmonary art. outflow obstruction
Right ventricular dilatation
Right Ventricular outflow obstruction
Right heart volume load/chronic
Right ventricular/volume-pressure load
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Cardiomyopathy, alcoholic
Anthracosis/coal workers lung
Distended vein, Engorgement of vein, Engorgement of vein (finding), Engorgement Venous, Engorgements Venous, NECK, Neck (Anatomy), Neck (volume), Neck structure, Neck structure (body structure), Necks, Vein distended, Venous Engorgement, Venous Engorgements

increase in size and volume jugular vein


External Links Related to Distended neck veins
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)