An aberrant internal carotid artery in a young woman complaining of pulsatile tinnitus and conductive hearing loss was diagnosed pre-operatively by CT scan and angiographic findings. An exploratory tympanotomy was performed in order to evaluate the cause of the severe conductive hearing loss. It was possible to detect a large persistent stapedial artery associated with a stapedial fixation of unknown cause. Despite these vascular anomalies a stapedotomy was performed successfully.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Laryngology and Otology|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
- Glomus tympanicum tumour
- Internal carotid artery
- Pulsatile tinnitus
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