Venous Sinus Stenting Program

Venous sinus stenting (VSS) is a minimally invasive procedure that may be appropriate for patients who have venous sinus stenosis (narrowing) on MRI or CT and who suffer the symptoms of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (also called pseudotumor cerebri) or pulsatile tinnitus. VSS involves the placement of a stent (mesh in the shape of a tube) in one of the narrowed veins in the brain, via small incisions in the groin area. Relieving the stenosis is often all it takes to reduce the pressure and alleviate symptoms. The experts at Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery have been pioneers in developing, testing, and using this advanced procedure for more than a decade. Read our journal article >

 About Pseudotumor Cerebri
Pseudotumor cerebri is a common name for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), a condition that consists of high pressure in the fluid around the brain. Learn more >

About Pulsatile Tinnitus
Fortunately, pulsatile tinnitus can often be successfully treated and cured once its underlying cause is identified. Learn more >

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