Pulsatile Tinnitus

Etiology

  • AVM
  • Vasular tumor
  • Cartoid stenosis
  • High cardiac output
  • Other vascular abnormality

Symptoms

  • Tinnitus has a pulsatile/humming/rushing quality, may time w/heart rate, may change w/exercise

Physical Exam Findings

  • Cardiovascular exam
  • Sometime bruit if ascult over neck/ear/temporal region