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Clipping of sigmoid sinus diverticulum: how I do it

  • F Hassannia (a1), S D Carr (a1), G-M Busato (a1) and J A Rutka (a1)



To report two cases of transmastoid clipping of a sigmoid sinus diverticulum.


Two patients with pulsatile tinnitus resulting from a sigmoid sinus diverticulum underwent clipping at the diverticulum neck using intra-operative Doppler ultrasonography.


At six months’ follow up, both patients reported complete resolution of pulsatile tinnitus with no complications.


Transmastoid clipping of a sigmoid sinus diverticulum can be a safe and effective method of managing pulsatile tinnitus resulting from a sigmoid sinus diverticulum.


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Author for correspondence: Dr Fatemeh Hassannia, Otology/Neurotology, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4, Canada E-mail:


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Clipping of sigmoid sinus diverticulum: how I do it

  • F Hassannia (a1), S D Carr (a1), G-M Busato (a1) and J A Rutka (a1)


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