Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 154, Issue 1, pp 89–92 | Cite as

Endovascular treatment of two concomitant causes of pulsatile tinnitus: sigmoid sinus stenosis and ipsilateral jugular bulb diverticulum. Case report and literature review

  • Francesco Signorelli
  • Kalid Mahla
  • Francis TurjmanEmail author
Case Report


We describe a rare case of highly invalidating pulsatile tinnitus associated with both stenosis of the sigmoid sinus and ipsilateral jugular bulb diverticulum. Both conditions were successfully treated by positioning a stent across the sigmoid sinus and jugular bulb. To our knowledge, the present clinical case represents the first report of such an approach. The therapeutic decision-making is discussed in relation to the etiopathologic hypothesis put forward.


Pulsatile tinnitus Sigmoid sinus stenosis Jugular bulb diverticulum Stent placement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Signorelli
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kalid Mahla
    • 3
  • Francis Turjman
    • 4
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Experimental and Clinical MedicineUniversity “Magna Græcia”CatanzaroItaly
  2. 2.Division of NeurosurgeryHôpital Neurologique et Neurochirurgical «P. Wertheimer»LyonFrance
  3. 3.Division of NeurosurgeryClinique du TonkinLyonFrance
  4. 4.Division of Interventional NeuroradiologyHôpital Neurologique et Neurochirurgical «P. Wertheimer»Bron CedexFrance
  5. 5.University “Claude Bernard – Lyon I”LyonFrance

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