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How can head and neck tumors cause pulsatile tinnitus?

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Head and neck tumors can press on blood vessels and make noise.

From: What Is Pulsatile Tinnitus? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Tinnitus.”

Weill and Cornell Brain and Spine Center: “Pulsatile Tinnitus.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tinnitus.”

Deutsches Arzteblatt International : "Pulsatile Tinnitus: Imaging and Differential Diagnosis.”

British Tinnitus Association: “Pulsatile Tinnitus,” “Sound therapy.”

American Hearing Research Foundation: “Tinnitus,” “Hearing Testing.”

National Eye Institute: “Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 20, 2017

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Tinnitus.”

Weill and Cornell Brain and Spine Center: “Pulsatile Tinnitus.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tinnitus.”

Deutsches Arzteblatt International : "Pulsatile Tinnitus: Imaging and Differential Diagnosis.”

British Tinnitus Association: “Pulsatile Tinnitus,” “Sound therapy.”

American Hearing Research Foundation: “Tinnitus,” “Hearing Testing.”

National Eye Institute: “Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 20, 2017

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