Differential diagnosis of the enlarged superior ophthalmic vein

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1984 Feb;8(1):103-7. doi: 10.1097/00004728-198402000-00019.


Enlargement of the superior ophthalmic vein (SOV), although usually considered a sign of carotid-cavernous fistula, may be found with other disorders. Patients with Graves orbitopathy, orbital pseudotumor, and a parasellar meningioma as the cause of an enlarged SOV as seen on computed tomography are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dilatation, Pathologic / diagnostic imaging
  • Eye / blood supply*
  • Eye / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Phlebography
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Veins