Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Endovascular Interventions for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Venous Tinnitus

Publication date: Available online 22 March 2016 Source:Neuroimaging Clinics of North America Author(s): Ferdinand K. Hui, Todd Abruzzo, Sameer A. AnsariTeaser Pulsatile tinnitus from intracranial venous abnormalities is an uncommon cause of pulse synchronous tinnitus. Endovascular therapies may have applications in many of these disease conditions. They have the advantage of being minimally invasive and may selectively eliminate the site of turbulence. Venous stenting has been used successfully to treat venous stenoses with low complication rates and high success rates in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension though randomized controlled data are lacking. Careful exclusion of other causes of tinnitus should be performed before consideration for surgical or endovascular t…

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