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Movement Disorders and vestibulo-occular

Sujeet Kumar Sinha, Animesh Barman, Niraj Kumar Singh, G Rajeshwari, R Sharanya
The vestibulocochlear nerve is a sensory nerve that serves the organs of hearing and equilibrium. Neuropathies of the nerve, particularly auditory neuropathy may be caused by primary demyelination or by axonal diseases. In disorders affecting the cochlear nerve, it is probable that the vestibular nerve is involved as well. There are isolated reports of the involvement of the inferior vestibular nerve (using vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials) in individuals with AN. However, there is a dearth of information on the involvement of the superior vestibular nerve and other functions such as optokinetic, saccade and vestibulo-occular reflex...
August 2013: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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