Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Clinical utility of ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMPs)


Weber, K P; Rosengren, S M (2015). Clinical utility of ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMPs). Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 15(5):22.

Abstract

Over the last years, vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) have been established as clinical tests of otolith function. Complementary to the cervical VEMPs, which assess mainly saccular function, ocular VEMPs (oVEMPs) test predominantly utricular otolith function. oVEMPs are elicited either with air-conducted (AC) sound or bone-conducted (BC) skull vibration and are recorded from beneath the eyes during up-gaze. They assess the vestibulo-ocular reflex and are a crossed excitatory response originating from the inferior oblique eye muscle. Enlarged oVEMPs have proven to be sensitive for screening of superior canal dehiscence, while absent oVEMPs indicate a loss of superior vestibular nerve otolith function, often seen in vestibular neuritis (VN) or vestibular Schwannoma.

Abstract

Over the last years, vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) have been established as clinical tests of otolith function. Complementary to the cervical VEMPs, which assess mainly saccular function, ocular VEMPs (oVEMPs) test predominantly utricular otolith function. oVEMPs are elicited either with air-conducted (AC) sound or bone-conducted (BC) skull vibration and are recorded from beneath the eyes during up-gaze. They assess the vestibulo-ocular reflex and are a crossed excitatory response originating from the inferior oblique eye muscle. Enlarged oVEMPs have proven to be sensitive for screening of superior canal dehiscence, while absent oVEMPs indicate a loss of superior vestibular nerve otolith function, often seen in vestibular neuritis (VN) or vestibular Schwannoma.

Statistics

Citations

14 citations in Web of Science®
5 citations in Scopus®
Google Scholar™

Altmetrics

Downloads

21 downloads since deposited on 11 Dec 2015
16 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Ophthalmology Clinic
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:May 2015
Deposited On:11 Dec 2015 08:08
Last Modified:01 Jun 2016 00:00
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1528-4042
Additional Information:The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11910-015-0548-y
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11910-015-0548-y
PubMed ID:25773001

Download

Preview Icon on Download
Preview
Content: Accepted Version
Filetype: PDF
Size: 200kB
View at publisher