Successful endovascular treatment of pulsatile tinnitus caused by a sigmoid sinus aneurysm. A case report and review of the literature

Interv Neuroradiol. 2009 Dec;15(4):425-8. doi: 10.1177/159101990901500409. Epub 2009 Dec 28.


We describe the case of a 48-year-old woman who presented with a sigmoid sinus aneurysm. These rare entities have only recently been described in the literature and the ideal treatment approach has not been elucidated. This report represents additional evidence in a growing body of literature that suggests that endovascular therapy is a safe and effective therapeutic alternative to surgical reconstruction of the sigmoid sinus in selected cases of intractable pulsatile tinnitus.