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Brainstem leson

E B Ringelstein
To define the accuracy and the reliability of Doppler sonography carried out at the extracranial section of the vertebral artery for the detection of intracranially located significantly stenosing lesions of the vertebro-basilar trunk, 72 patients with brainstem disturbances combined with coma were examined prospectively. The Doppler findings were controlled by cerebral angiography. Doppler sonography turned out to be highly reliable for both the detection and the exclusion of high grade intracranial vertebrobasilar lesions...
October 1984: Ultraschall in der Medizin
N Reicke
The Trigeminus nerve is represented by a large area in brainstem and therefore we often find symptoms of this nerve, if there are dysfunctions in this region. Especially when we suspect disorders of the central part of the vestibular or auditory systems the Trigeminus can give distinct signs. Besides other qualities (tactile, nociceptive) the sensitivity for warmth can be measured exactly with the thermic-impulse-test (TITT). The importance of this test is shown in some cases (tumor of the cerebello-pontine angle, tumors in the brainstem and multiple sclerosis)...
December 1977: Laryngologie, Rhinologie, Otologie
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