Condylar jugular diverticulum

Karthikram Raghuram, Joel K. Curé, H. Ric Harnsberger

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We would like to present 6 instances of an internal jugular bulb diverticulum extending into the occipital condyle, which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been described in the English-language literature.This asymptomatic variant was detected incidentally on 6 patients. Computed tomography was performed on all 6 cases, and magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance venography was performed in 2 cases. The condylar jugular diverticula presented as a well-defined defect in the occipital condyle contiguous with the jugular bulb on computed tomography. Magnetic resonance venography showed flow within the diverticulum. There was no definite relationship to a dominant transverse sinus. Recognition of this variant will help to avoid potential confusion with pathological lesions in the occipital condyle, especially on magnetic resonance imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Condyle
  • Diverticulum
  • Jugular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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