Pulsatile Tinnitus Cured by Angioplasty and Stenting of Petrous Carotid Artery Stenosis

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Abstract

Pulsatile tinnitus may result from turbulent flow within the ipsilateral internal carotid artery.Surgical endarterectomy and carotid artery ligation have been used to treat atherosclerotic stenosis with or without associated pulsatile tinnitus. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of pulsatile tinnitus, attributable to internal carotid artery stenosis, successfully treated by angioplasty and stenting.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.1998;124:460-461

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