Endovascular treatment of sigmoid sinus aneurysm presenting as devastating pulsatile tinnitus. A case report and review of literature

Interv Neuroradiol. 2010 Dec;16(4):451-4. doi: 10.1177/159101991001600413. Epub 2010 Dec 17.


Pulsatile tinnitus is a rare yet potentially disabling symptom that can have either vascular or nonvascular etiologies. A recently described vascular cause is an aneurysm of dural venous sinuses. To our knowledge, eight of such cases have been published, five of which were treated surgically and three by endovascular approach. We describe one additional case treated successfully by endovascular coiling and review the current data on this subject.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Veins / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cranial Sinuses / diagnostic imaging
  • Embolization, Therapeutic*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications*
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tinnitus / etiology*