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Brainstem auditory evoked potentials in meningomyelocele.
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PMID:  4080095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) of twenty-seven Myelomeningocele (MMC) patients were analyzed and compared with the results of a normal population. The longest wave V or V-I interpeak latencies were seen in patients with shunted hydrocephalus and cranial nerve defects. The shortest wave V and V-I interpeak latencies were found in patients without hydrocephalus. However, these latencies of MMC patients were significantly longer than the latencies of a normal population. Wave I latencies of all MMC subgroups were not significantly different from the results of the normal probands. It is assumed that V-I interpeak latency prolongation in MMC patients, which is related to the severity of the clinical signs of the Arnold Chiari malformation, is mostly due to an elongation of the brainstem.
J Lütschg; E Meyer; C Jeanneret-Iseli; G Kaiser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropediatrics     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0174-304X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropediatrics     Publication Date:  1985 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-31     Completed Date:  1986-01-31     Revised Date:  2008-01-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101187     Medline TA:  Neuropediatrics     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Stem / physiopathology*
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
Child, Preschool
Cranial Nerves / physiopathology
Evoked Potentials, Auditory*
Hydrocephalus / physiopathology
Meningomyelocele / physiopathology*
Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
Reaction Time / physiology

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