A new therapeutic procedure for treatment of objective venous pulsatile tinnitus

Int Tinnitus J. 2002;8(1):54-7.


Pulsatile tinnitus usually means a turbulent flow within the vessels. We describe a 54-year-old man with a disabling objective pulsatile tinnitus due to a diverticulum of the sigmoid sinus toward the ipsilateral mastoid. We performed a surgical intervention via the endovascular route using coils to obliterate the diverticulum and a stent to avoid coil migration. The patient had a complete and immediate remission of the pulsatile tinnitus. This procedure has been described only in arterial circulation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / surgery*
  • Cranial Sinuses / diagnostic imaging
  • Cranial Sinuses / surgery*
  • Diverticulum / complications
  • Diverticulum / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Jugular Veins / physiopathology
  • Jugular Veins / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulsatile Flow
  • Stents
  • Tinnitus / etiology*
  • Tinnitus / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed