Sunday, February 28, 2016

Arterial Abnormalities Leading to Tinnitus

Publication date: Available online 28 February 2016 Source:Neuroimaging Clinics of North America Author(s): Timothy R. Miller, Yafell Serulle, Dheeraj GandhiTeaser Tinnitus is a common symptom that usually originates in the middle ear. Vascular causes of pulsatile tinnitus are categorized by the location of the source of the noise within the cerebral-cervical vasculature: arterial, arteriovenous, and venous. Arterial stenosis secondary to atherosclerotic disease or dissection, arterial anatomic variants at the skull base, and vascular skull base tumors are some of the more common causes of arterial and arteriovenous pulsatile tinnitus. Noninvasive imaging is indicated to evaluate for possible causes of pulsatile tinnitus, and should be followed by catheter angiography if there is a st…

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