Subjective pulsatile tinnitus cured by carotid endarterectomy
CITATION: Louwrens, H.D., Botha, J. & Van Der Merwe, D.M. 1989. Subjective pulsatile tinnitus cured by carotid endarterectomy. A case report. S Afr Med J, 75:496-497.
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A 70-year-old woman with unilateral pulsatile tinnitus was relieved of the complaint after carotid endarterectomy. Internal carotid artery stenosis presenting with pulsatile tinnitus is rare. Endarterectomy can relieve symptoms if the correct diagnosis is made.