Sigmoid sinus diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Right sided sensory neural hearing loss and pulsatile tinnitus

Patient Data

Age: 50 years old
Gender: Female
MRI

A diverticulum is seen arising from the proximal segment of right sigmoid sinus and extending to the mastoid air cells.It is evident in thin cuts gradient images and confirmed after contrast administration. No thrombus inside.

Case Discussion

Sigmoid sinus diverticulum is a known cause of pulsatile tinnitus and sometime requires surgery or event endovascular treatment.

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Case information

rID: 55678
Case created: 20th Sep 2017
Last edited: 21st Sep 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Ain Shams University

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