MRI and neurophysiology in vestibular paroxysmia: contradiction and correlation lateralization of cortical functions in rats
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2013 Sep 4. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2013-305513. [Epub ahead of print]
|Authors/Editors:||Best C, Gawehn J, Krämer HH, Thömke F, Ibis T, Müller-Forell W, Dieterich M.|
Vestibular paroxysmia (VP) is defined as neurovascular compression (NVC) syndrome of the eighth cranial nerve (N.VIII). The aim was to assess the sensitivity and specificity of MRI and the significance of audiovestibular testing in the diagnosis of VP. Only the combination of clinical examination, neurophysiological and imaging techniques is capable of (1) defining the affected side of a NVC and to (2) differentiate between a deficit syndrome and increased excitability in VP.