Ocular and cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in multiple sclerosis patients


GAZİOĞLU S. , BOZ C.

CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, vol.123, no.9, pp.1872-1879, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 123 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clinph.2012.01.022
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1872-1879
  • Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs), Brainstem, Magnetic resonance imaging, DIAGNOSTIC-VALUE, RESPONSES, CONDUCTION, VEMP

Abstract

Objective: Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) are thought to provide useful information about brainstem functions, as the neural pathways of both ocular and cervical VEMPs pass through the brainstem. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical value of ocular and cervical VEMP tests in the evaluation of brainstem involvement in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and to assess their relation with clinical and cranial MRI findings.