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Pulsatile tinnitus and dural arteriovenous malformation

  • G. A. J. Morrison (a1)

An unusual case of a patient presenting with left sided pulsatile tinnitus is presented. This was later shown to be due to a dural arteriovenous malformation involving the lateral venous sinus. The diagnosis was suspected by the presence of a bruit over the mastoid process and confirmed by a CT scan and angiography. Management involved pre-operative embolisation and neurosurgical excision. The differential diagnosis of pulsatile tinnitus and the management of a dural arterio venous malformation is discussed.

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G. A. J. Morrison, M.A., F.R.C.S., Dept of Otolaryngology, The London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB
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