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132 Possible Causes for Facial Pain, Pulsatile Tinnitus

  • Carotid Artery Dissection

    Unilateral facial or orbital pain is also common, and 25% of patients have isolated ipsilateral neck pain.[] Herein, we report a rare case of cervical artery dissection in which pulsatile tinnitus was the only reported symptom.[] tinnitus, and, rarely, subarachnoid hemorrhage.(2) Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome is known to occur after carotid artery revascularization procedures and it is thought[]

  • Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation

    Symptoms of an AVM that is bleeding are: Confusion Ear noise/buzzing (also called pulsatile tinnitus) Headache in one or more parts of the head, may seem like a migraine Problems[] Dural arteriovenous malformations typically feature pulsatile tinnitus, cranial bruits, headaches, or hemifacial spasm.[] MRI is the examination of choice in patients with chronic headaches, seizure disorders of unknown etiology, and pulsatile tinnitus (among other conditions).[]

  • Facial Spasm

    The Facial Pain Management section at the Pain Center offers comprehensive medical services to ease facial pain that can cause mild to severe discomfort in patients.[] Pulsatile tinnitus may also be present if the tensor tympani is involved.[] View Article Google Scholar De Ridder D, Menovsky T, Van de Heyning P: An otoneurosurgical approach to non-pulsatile and pulsatile tinnitus.[]

  • Acoustic Neuroma

    The larger end of the “pear” may compress the trigeminal nerve, causing facial pain.[] Large tumours may produce additional symptoms including headache, facial pain, numbness or twitching, double vision, speech difficulties, and swallowing problems.[]

  • Arteriovenous Fistula

    The patient developed intractable hiccough and left-sided facial pain on the second post-procedural day, and MRI showed focal diffusion restriction in the left dorso-lateral[] tinnitus.[] A previously healthy 53-year-old male presented with a 2-month history of pulsatile tinnitus, worsening headaches, and neck pain.[]

  • Papilloma

    Symptoms of inverted papilloma may include: Nasal obstruction, usually one-sided Rhinorrhea (runny nose) Epistaxis (nosebleed) Sinusitis Facial pain Loss of sense of smell[] We present a rare case of a 53-year-old man presenting with unilateral pulsatile tinnitus, otorrhoea, aural fullness, pruritis and hearing loss.[] Larger, more extensive tumors may result in facial pain, mass of the cheek, proptosis, and visual and/or neurologic symptoms.[]

  • Carotid Body Paraganglioma

    Summary A 48-year-old hypertensive and diabetic patient presented with a 10-year history of progressive right facial pain, tinnitus, hearing loss, sweating, and palpitations[] It is pathognomonic for this tumour but it usually follows a year after the initial symptoms of hearing loss and pulsatile tinnitus.[] When significant involvement is present then the lesion may cause pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss.[]

  • Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm

    No local organic pathology was detected, and a provisional diagnosis of persistent idiopathic facial pain was made.[] The symptoms associated with lateral extension of the petrous aneurysm into the tympanic cavity include dizziness, hearing loss, vertigo and pulsatile tinnitus ( 13 ).[] tinnitus or lower cranial nerve dysfunction due to dissection-related mass effect.[]

  • Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis

    -severe headaches -neck pain and stiffness Severe facial pain - stiff jaw, numbness and tingling sensation on cheekbones, cheeks and forehead, sore gums and teeth, mild face[] Case 2 is a 50-year-old male with a past history of SSS thrombosis with protein S deficiency who developed pulsatile tinnitus and generalized seizure.[] Volume 1 covers the visual sensory system, the autonomic nervous system, the ocular motor system, the eyelid, facial pain and headache, and nonorganic disease.[]

  • Lateral Sinus Thrombosis

    Volume 1 covers the visual sensory system, the autonomic nervous system, the ocular motor system, the eyelid, facial pain and headache, and nonorganic disease.[] Specific cranial nerve lesions can include vestibular neuropathy, pulsatile tinnitus, unilateral deafness, diplopia, facial weakness and obscuration of vision.[] This produces the classic Gradenigo's syndrome (includes facial pain, diplopia and aural discharge).[]

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