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Otol Neurotol. 2011 Sep;32(7):1116-9. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e31822a1c7d.

Sinus wall reconstruction for sigmoid sinus diverticulum and dehiscence: a standardized surgical procedure for a range of radiographic findings.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA. deisenman@smail.umaryland.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe the radiographic presentation, surgical treatment, and complications of pulse-synchronous tinnitus (PST) due to sigmoid sinus diverticulum and dehiscence.

STUDY DESIGN:

Retrospective case series.

SETTING:

Tertiary care, academic medical center.

PATIENTS:

Thirteen patients (14 ears) surgically treated for PST due to sigmoid sinus diverticulum and dehiscence.

INTERVENTION:

Transmastoid reconstruction of the sinus wall with a standardized technique.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE:

Resolution of PST and complications of surgery.

RESULTS:

All patients had complete resolution of their PST after surgery. There were 2 major postoperative complications, neither of which resulted in permanent morbidity.

CONCLUSION:

Sigmoid sinus diverticulum and dehiscence is a surgically treatable cause of PST, with a high rate of success. The radiographic diagnosis may be subtle and easily overlooked. Complications of surgery can be serious, and vigilance must be maintained to ensure prompt diagnosis and treatment.

PMID:
21799456
DOI:
10.1097/MAO.0b013e31822a1c7d
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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