J Audiol Otol.  2017 Sep;21(3):156-159. 10.7874/jao.2017.00115.

Multiple Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas Presenting as Pulsatile Tinnitus Treated with External Manual Compression

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea. gohek@pusan.ac.kr

Abstract

Dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) have been treated by transarterial or transvenous embolization, surgery, and radiosurgery. Besides these treatment options, the external compression technique is a non-invasive, low-cost form of treatment. This article reports that a 60-year-old man with DAVF between multiple arterial branches and transverse/sigmoid sinus was treated by repeated external manual compression method.

Keyword

Pulsatile tinnitus; Arteriovenous fistula; Therapeutic
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