The International Tinnitus Journal


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The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448


Doppler Ultrasonography in Tinnitus Patients

Author(s): Guillermo O. Bertora and Julia M. Bergmann

Tinnitus can be functionally measured and localized through sensorimotor and neurosensory tests. According to our Neurofisiologfa Otooftalmol6gica data bank, 60% of patients requiring a consultation have a history of cardiocirculatory disorders. This figure has moved us to study cerebrovascular processes in those patients seeking consultation for a tinnitus symptom only. The sudden appearance of the tinnitus symptom alone, independent of patient age, leads us to consider a pathology of vascular origin, which should be evaluated and treated immediately. A mistake or delay in the diagnosis could cause the symptom to become chronic, owing to the appearance of rnicrolesions at any level of the auditory pathway, as has been demonstrated in former investigations.