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Tinnitus 3 Years After Strangulation

YadollahiKhales, Golnaz MD*†; Ghorbani, Askar MD; Borhani-Haghighi, Afshin MD

Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease: February 2015 - Volume 203 - Issue 2 - p 154–155
doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000253
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Abstract: Because psychogenic tinnitus can be a presentation of a wide range of psychiatric diseases such as anxiety disorders, somatoform and mood disorders, and personality disorders, the presence of tinnitus in the patient in this case can be easily misdiagnosed as her coexisting major depressive disorder. If brain imaging had been the only modality used, this case patient’s cervical dissecting pseudoaneurysm would have been overlooked. Examination of carotid pulses and detection of carotid bruits were crucial parts in the diagnosis of the current patient’s pseudoaneurysm.

*Clinical Neurology Research Center and †Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz; ‡Department of Neurology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran; and §Department of Neurology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Send reprint requests to Afshin Borhani-Haghighi, MD, Neurology Department, Namazi Hospital, Namazi Sq, Shiraz, Iran 71937-11351. E-mail: borhanihaghighi@yahoo.com.

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