Management of vascular causes of pulsatile tinnitus

Kazim H Narsinh, Ferdinand Hui, Madhavi Duvvuri, Karl Meisel, Matthew R Amans
2022 Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery  
Pulsatile tinnitus is a debilitating symptom affecting millions of Americans and can be a harbinger of hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke. Careful diagnostic evaluation of pulsatile tinnitus is critical in providing optimal care and guiding the appropriate treatment strategy. When a vascular cause of pulsatile tinnitus has been established, attention must be focused on the patient's risk of hemorrhagic stroke, ischemic stroke, or blindness, as well as the risks of the available treatment options,
more » ... order to guide decision-making. Herein we review our approach to management of the vascular causes of pulsatile tinnitus and provide a literature review while highlighting gaps in our current knowledge and evidence basis.
doi:10.1136/neurintsurg-2021-018015 pmid:35145036 pmcid:PMC9363535 fatcat:cqz6tu334bfsjewpejurvazx4q