Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2014 Mar;57(3):198-200. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2014.57.3.198.

A Case of Surgically Treated Pulsatile Tinnitus by Sigmoid Sinus Diverticulum and/or Dehiscence (SSDD)

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea. mdhur@hanmail.net
  • 2Institute of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.

Abstract

Tinnitus is a bothersome symptom, and definite treatment of tinnitus is unclear. However, somatostatic tinnitus caused by vascular bruit is sometimes treatable. Sigmoid sinus diverticulum and/or dehiscence (SSDD) is common vascular abnormality, which is also known to cause pulsatile tinnitus. An endovascular embolization that can treat SSDD has been reported already, however, an external approach has not been reported yet in Korea. We experienced a 34-year-old woman who had complained of pulsatile tinnitus by SSDD and she was successfully treated with an external apporoach. So we report this case with a review of literatures.

Keyword

Diverticulum; Tinnitus; Transverse sinuses

MeSH Terms

Adult
Colon, Sigmoid*
Diverticulum*
Female
Humans
Korea
Tinnitus*
Transverse Sinuses
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