Interaural difference values of vestibular evoked myogenic.

  • Marziyeh Moallemi Department of Audiology, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Fahimeh Hajiabolhassan Department of Audiology, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Jamileh Fatahi Department of Audiology, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Roya Abolfazli Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Shohre Jalaei Department of Statistics, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Fatemeh Khamseh Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: Migraine, Vestibular evoked, myogenic potential, Vestibular asymmetry, Laterality of headache

Abstract

Migraine is a neurologic disease, which often is associated with a unilateral headache. Vestibular abnormalities are common in migraine. Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) assess otolith function in particular functional integrity of the saccule and the inferior vestibular nerve. We used VEMP to evaluate if the migraine headache can affect VEMP asymmetry parameters. A total of 25 patients with migraine (22 females and 3 males) who were diagnosed according to the criteria of IHS-1988 were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Control group consisted of 26 healthy participants (18 female and 8 male), without neurotological symptoms and history of migraine. The short tone burst (95 dB nHL, 500 Hz) was presented to ears. VEMP was recorded with surface electromyography over the contracted ipsilateral sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle. Although current results showed that the amplitude ratio is greater in migraine patients than normal group, there was no statistical difference between two groups in mean asymmetry parameters of VEMP. Asymmetry measurements in vestibular evoked myogenic potentials probably are not indicators of unilateral deficient in saccular pathways of migraine patients.

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Moallemi M, Hajiabolhassan F, Fatahi J, Abolfazli R, Jalaei S, Khamseh F. Interaural difference values of vestibular evoked myogenic. Acta Med Iran. 53(1):33-38.
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