Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in response to laterally directed skull taps
Karolinska Hospital.
2002 (English)In: Journal of Vestibular Research-Equilibrium & Orientation, ISSN 0957-4271, E-ISSN 1878-6464, Vol. 12, no 1, 35-45 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years it has been demonstrated that loud clicks generate short latency vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP). It has also been demonstrated that midline forehead skull tap stimulation evokes similar VEMP. In the present study, the influence of skull tap direction on VEMP was studied in 13 normal subjects and in five patients with unilateral vestibular loss. Gentle skull taps were delivered manually above each ear on the side of the skull. The muscular responses were recorded over both sternocleidomastoid muscles using skin electrodes. Among the normals, laterally directed skull taps evoked "coordinated contraction-relaxation responses", i.e. skull taps on one side evoked a negative-positive "inverted" VEMP on that side and a positive-negative "normal" VEMP on the other side. Among patients with unilateral vestibular function loss, skull taps above the lesioned ear evoked similar coordinated contraction-relaxation responses. However, skull taps above the healthy ear did not evoke that type of response. These findings suggest that laterally directed skull taps activate mainly the contralateral labyrinth.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 12, no 1, 35-45 p.
Keyword [en]
VEMP, skull taps, sacculus, utriculus, vestibulocollic
National Category
Physiology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-45647ISI: 000180288300004PubMedID: 12515890OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-45647DiVA: diva2:452852
Note
QC 20111102Available from: 2011-10-31 Created: 2011-10-31 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

PubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Tribukait, Arne
In the same journal
Journal of Vestibular Research-Equilibrium & Orientation
Physiology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 43 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf