Endovascular treatment of a transverse-sigmoid sinus aneurysm presenting as pulsatile tinnitus. Case report

J Neurosurg. 2004 Jan;100(1):120-2. doi: 10.3171/jns.2004.100.1.0120.


The authors report on the case of a 38-year-old woman who had experienced incapacitating pulsatile tinnitus in the left ear for 6 months. Angiographic studies revealed a wide-necked venous aneurysm of the left transverse-sigmoid sinus. Solitary stent placement across the aneurysm neck resulted in a slight modification in the lesion's characteristics. A second session, in which embolization with Guglielmi Detachable Coils was performed, resulted in a 100% occlusion of the aneurysm, with patency of the parent vessel and resolution of the tinnitus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Veins
  • Cranial Sinuses
  • Embolization, Therapeutic*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications*
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy*
  • Stents
  • Tinnitus / diagnostic imaging
  • Tinnitus / etiology*
  • Tinnitus / therapy*