Unilateral Orbital Bruit in an Adolescent With Daily Persistent Headache


  • Todd D. Rozen MD,

  • Douglas Quint MD

  • From the Michigan Head Pain & Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (Dr. Rozen); University of Michigan Hospitals, Department of Radiology, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (Dr. Quint).

Address all correspondence to Dr. Todd Rozen, MHNI, 3120 Professional Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA.


The presence of an orbital bruit in a patient with daily headache suggests an underlying secondary cause. A case is presented in which a unilateral orbital bruit appeared to be the only physical sign of a dural venous sinus thrombosis.