Sigmoid sinus diverticulum

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Right sided sensory neural hearing loss and pulsatile tinnitus

Patient Data

Age: 50 years old
Gender: Female

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
Published: 20th Sep 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Ain Shams University

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