Subjective pulsatile tinnitus associated with extensive pneumatization of temporal bone

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2008 Jan;265(1):123-5. doi: 10.1007/s00405-007-0400-3. Epub 2007 Jul 24.


Pulsatile tinnitus (PT), a rare otologic symptom, is frequently associated with identifiable and treatable causes. We report two cases of subjective PT due to extensive pneumatization of temporal bone around the internal carotid artery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bromhexine
  • Carotid Artery, Internal
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Temporal Bone / diagnostic imaging
  • Temporal Bone / pathology*
  • Tinnitus / etiology*


  • Bromhexine