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Ann Clin Neurophysiol > Volume 7(2); 2005 > Article
Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2005; 7(2): 75-79.
Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials in Infratentorial Infarction Patients
Kwang-Ki Kim, Seung-Hwan Lee, Jun-Yeon Won, Ho-Jun Seol, and Sung-Hun Kim
Copyright © 2005 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) have been known to useful in documenting abnormality in patients with various vestibular disorders but the studies of VEMP in stroke patients are rare. We recorded VEMP in 17 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke in the brainstem lesions. All patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging and we compare VEMP results with the lesion documented by brain imaging. VEMP were defined to be abnormal when they were very asymmetrical (one is 2 times of more as large as the other), or absent in one side. VEMP abnormalities were found in 71%(12/17) of acute infarction patients with brainstem lesions. Most abnormalities found in the ipsilateral side of the lesion(9/12) but abnormalities in contralateral side of lesion were found in 25%(3/12) of patients.VEMP would be considered a useful complementary neurophysiological tool for the evaluation of brainstem dysfunction in acute stroke patients
Key words: VEMP, Infartentrial, Cerebral infarction
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