Clinical Note
April 1998

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

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiology, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.


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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998;124(4):460-461. doi:10.1001/archotol.124.4.460

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.