Unilateral Hypoplasia of Venous System of Brain; A Contraindication to the Ligation of Internal Jugular Vein in the Treatment of Venous Pulsatile Tinnitus


Bektas D., Caylan R.

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY, vol.6, no.1, pp.94-96, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.0150
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-96

Abstract

Pulsatile tinnitus of venous origin is a relatively rare diagnosis. When it originates from turbulent flow within the transverse-sigmoid-jugular system, the surgeons are often tend to block tinnitus creating venous flow. In the presence of a contralateral underdeveloped venous system surgery, internal jugular vein ligation may lead to fatal consequences. We report a 30-year-old female patient with venous pulsatile tinnitus and contralateral hypoplastic venous system of the brain. In the planning of any surgical method having a major interference with the venous blood flow of the brain, the surgeon should make necessary measures to insure an adequate contralateral venous system.