Tim Brunson DCH

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A tennis ball and music as a patient’s solution for pulsatile tinnitus.



We present the case of a 74-year-old man with a pulsatile somatosound causing insomnia and day-time irritation. Given the lack of salvation after medical therapy the patient went in search for a solution and found it in a tennis ball and radio. In this case, the somatosound was due to an extracranial arteriovenous malformation, but the differential diagnosis of pulsatile somatosounds is quit extended, ranging form vascular disorders to tumoral processes. This makes these cases challenging for all caretakers.

Acta Chir Belg. 2011 Jul-Aug;111(4):253-5. Deylgat B, Van Lysebeth L, Brugman E, Ceuppens H. Department of Vascular and Thoracic surgery, AZ Groeninge Kortrijk, Belgium. bert.deylgat@hotmail.com

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