CASE STUDY
SIGMOID SINUS DIVERTICULUM WITH PERISINUS PNEUMATIZATION CAUSING PULSATILE TINNITUS: A RARE ENTITY
Caroline Szczesny 1, C-F  
,   Raghu Kumar 1, A-E,   Jameel Muzzafar 1, A-C,   Peter Monksfield 1, A-C,   Richard Irving 1, A-C
 
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Department of Neurotology, Queen Elizabeth University Hospitals, Birmingham, U.K.
A - Research concept and design; B - Collection and/or assembly of data; C - Data analysis and interpretation; D - Writing the article; E - Critical revision of the article; F - Final approval of article;
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Caroline Szczesny   

Caroline Szczesny, e-mail: carolineyolande.szczesny@nhs.net mailing address : 2 Salisbury Mews, London, UK SW6 7DS
Publication date: 2020-04-10
 
J Hear Sci 2017;7(4):47–52
 
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ABSTRACT
Tinnitus is a bothersome symptom with various etiologies. Pulsatile tinnitus constitutes only a small percentage of tinnitus types and is due to a vascular pathology close to the inner ear which causes a sensation of noise. Many vascular lesions are associated with pulsatile tinnitus: paraganglionoma, persistent stapedial artery, a vascular loop in the internal auditory meatus or cerebello-pontine angle, carotid-vertebral stenosis, and arterio-venous malformation. We report one case of pulsatile tinnitus that originated in a venous diverticulum of the sigmoid sinus and which was transmitted to the inner ear through perisinus pneumatisation. Treatment options for this condition are discussed, with insights from the literature.
 
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