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Vestibular-evoked myogenic potential in patients with unilateral vestibular neuritis: abnormal VEMP and its recovery.
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PMID:  12625881     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of inferior vestibular nerve disorders in patients suffering from unilateral vestibular neuritis and the recovery of these disorders were evaluated by monitoring the vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (VEMP). Eight patients ranged from 21 to 73 years that suffered from unilateral vestibular neuritis underwent VEMP and caloric testing. Abnormal VEMP was observed in two of the eight patients with unilateral vestibular neuritis. Two patients were diagnosed as having an inferior vestibular nerve disorder. One of these patients showed recovery of the inferior vestibular nerve function as assessed by the VEMP. Disorders of the inferior vestibular nerve function and their recovery was confirmed by our current results. The time course of recoveries of the superior and inferior vestibular nerve systems were similar in the two patients.
Kentaro Ochi; Toru Ohashi; Shoji Watanabe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-10     Completed Date:  2003-04-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  104-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Caloric Tests / methods
Evoked Potentials, Auditory*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Vestibular Function Tests / methods
Vestibular Nerve / physiopathology*
Vestibular Neuronitis / physiopathology*

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