Carotid endarterectomy relieves pulsatile tinnitus associated with severe ipsilateral carotid stenosis

Kirkby-Bott, J and Gibbs, HH (2004) Carotid endarterectomy relieves pulsatile tinnitus associated with severe ipsilateral carotid stenosis. European Journal of Vascular And Endovascular Surgery, 27 6: 651-653. doi:10.1016/j.ejvs.2004.02.025


Author Kirkby-Bott, J
Gibbs, HH
Title Carotid endarterectomy relieves pulsatile tinnitus associated with severe ipsilateral carotid stenosis
Journal name European Journal of Vascular And Endovascular Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1078-5884
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ejvs.2004.02.025
Volume 27
Issue 6
Start page 651
End page 653
Total pages 3
Editor T. V. Schroeder
Place of publication UK
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
321029 Surgery
730109 Surgical methods and procedures
Abstract Objectives. Pulsatile tinnitus is a rare and often disabling condition. Pulsatile tinnitus sometimes occurs in patients with severe atherosclerotic carotid stenosis. It is uncertain whether carotid endarterectomy (CEA) relieves pulsatile tinnitus in patients with severe carotid stenosis. Design, Materials and Methods. This is a retrospective study of 14 patients with pulsatile tinnitus who underwent CEA. Demographic and clinical features and pre-operative duplex results were recorded. Operative results in this group were assessed. Results. CEA relieved symptoms of pulsatile tinnitus in 10 out of 14 cases (70%). Of 10 patients that had lateralisable tinnitus and ipsilateral surgery, 9 (90%) reported symptomatic improvement. Conclusions. CEA is effective in improving pulsatile tinnitus in patients with unilateral symptoms and severe ipsilateral carotid stenosis.
Keyword Surgery
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Endarterectomy
Carotid
Pulsatile Tinnitus
Carotid Stenosis
Disease
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2005 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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