“Heartbeat in the head”–An atypical presentation of dural arteriovenous malformation

Shekhawat Ravindra Singh, Lim Winston Eng Hoe, Yong Kok Pin, Deidre Anne De Silva, Sonu Kumar Sumit


Pulsatile tinnitus is an uncommon presenting symptom and is perceived to be repetitively synchronous with the patient’s heartbeat. Prompt recognition of this rare symptom and subsequent early identification of the underlying etiology is essential for timely management to prevent potentially major complications. Here we highlight a case of a middle-aged female who presented with symptom of ‘heartbeat in the head’ and was later found to have left dural arteriovenous fistula.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/crim.v5n4p19


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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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