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Evoked potentials in infant brainstem syndrome associated with Arnold-Chiari malformation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8449379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study evaluated the contribution of brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) and median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) to the assessment of brainstem dysfunction in infants with myelomeningocele and Arnold-Chiari malformation. 16 infants under one year of age were studied. Six had infant brainstem syndrome (IBS). 11 had abnormally prolonged I-V interwave latency (brainstem transmission time, BSTT); BSTT did not differentiate those patients with and without IBS. The cortical 'N20' component of the median-nerve SEPs was absent or had low amplitude and prolonged latency in all six patients with clinical signs of brainstem dysfunction and in four without. Median-nerve SEPs were normal in the patients without IBS. There was a significant difference between patients with and without IBS. Median-nerve SEPs may be a helpful measure of brainstem function in infants with Arnold-Chiari malformation.
Authors:
A B Barnet; I P Weiss; C Shaer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-12     Completed Date:  1993-04-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arnold-Chiari Malformation / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Brain Stem / abnormalities*,  physiopathology
Evoked Potentials, Auditory, Brain Stem*
Evoked Potentials, Somatosensory
Female
Humans
Hypoventilation / physiopathology
Infant
Male
Median Nerve / physiopathology

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