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ISSN: 2641-1709

Scholarly Journal of Otolaryngology

Research Article(ISSN: 2641-1709)

Prevalence of Abnormal Cervical Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (CVEMP) Responses in Dizzy Patients Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Volume 6 - Issue 5

Dr. Eytan A David MD, FRCSC*, Kira Shalinsky BSc

  • Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Canada

Received:June 12, 2021;   Published:June 22, 2021

Corresponding author: Eytan A David, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Canada

DOI: 10.32474/SJO.2021.06.000249

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Objective: We sought to assess the feasibility of cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) as a diagnostic tool for patients experiencing dizziness after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in tertiary neurotology clinic. We used cVEMP to estimate the prevalence of saccular dysfunction after mTBI.

Design: This was a cross-sectional study of patients referred to a tertiary neurotology clinic for dizziness after mTBI. These patients were given a standard neurotology clinical examination and vestibular assessment in addition to a cVEMP test.

Results: 20 of 63 (31.7%) patients had an abnormal cVEMP response. 75% of these subjects showed no deficiency by clinical exam or VNG and 50% registered a deficiency by pure tone audiometry (PTA).

Conclusions: We found that abnormal cVEMP responses were common in dizzy patients post-mTBI and many had normal results in standard neurotological/vestibular tests. cVEMP may help identify those with vestibular dysfunction associated with saccular injury after mTBI.

Keywords: Vestibular evoked myogenic potential; TBI; cVEMP, saccule

Abbreviations: TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury; VEMP: Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential; SCM: Sternocleidomastoid; PTA: Pure Tone Audiometry; IAD: Interaural Amplitude Difference; PPPD: Persistent Postural Positional Dizziness

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