Venous thrombosis is a potentially life-threatening condition with varied aetiology. First described in 1912 as a complication of peritonsillar abscess, internal jugular vein (IJV) thrombosis is a rare entity in children with very few cases reported until now. Among the leading causes of this condition are prolonged use of IJV for venous access and central venous catheterisation, acute mastoiditis and Lemierre’s syndrome.1 IJV thrombosis can also occur as a complication of head and neck infections, but rarely appears as its first presentation. The clinical manifestations are often vague and ambiguous, thus requiring a high index of suspicion to diagnose IJV thrombosis. We describe here a case of internal jugular vein thrombosis (IJVT) and the management of this rare condition in an otherwise healthy 8- year-old boy. The patient was investigated thoroughly to rule out possible pathological causes of IJV thrombosis and managed holistically with a multidisciplinary team approach. Although the occurrence is rare, it should be recognised as a complication of deep neck infections in order to initiate prompt and accurate therapy.