Aneurysm of a dural sigmoid sinus: a novel vascular cause of pulsatile tinnitus

Ann Neurol. 2000 Oct;48(4):669-71.


We report a newly evidenced cause of venous pulsatile tinnitus--the aneurysm of a dural sigmoid sinus. A 33-year-old patient presented with an incapacitating pulsatile tinnitus of 6 months' duration in the left ear. The radiological workup evidenced an aneurysm of the left sigmoid sinus. Selective endovascular coil occlusion of the aneurysm was followed by complete resolution of the tinnitus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cranial Sinuses / diagnostic imaging*
  • Dura Mater / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tinnitus / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed