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Brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) were obtained in 20 patients with palatal myoclonus. The group included 14 men and six women whose ages ranged from 19 to 82 years. Six of the patients had abnormal BAEPs: two with severe head trauma and one each with a brainstem infarct, tumor, demyelination, and an indeterminate inflammatory process. The 14(More)
The natural history of postirradiation extracranial cerebrovascular disease is uncertain. Previous reported cases spanning 20 years of carotid surgery are difficult to evaluate, because patients may sometimes have unspecified symptoms, physical examinations, postoperative results, and follow-up. Also, the evolution of carotid surgery over the past two(More)
Nonfatal penetrating injuries to the brainstem offer a unique opportunity to assess subcortical auditory pathway function. A case study of a patient suffering a severe nailgun accident is presented. Hearing sensitivity and acoustic reflexes were normal bilaterally, but word recognition was reduced for one ear. Auditory brainstem response results indicated(More)
In the case described, electroencephalography (EEG) proved valuable for determining the nature of spells of loss of consciousness with brief clonic jerks associated with ear and throat pain. A 70-year-old woman had a history of episodic brief attacks of pain below the right ear and deep in the neck that had started three years previously. The spells became(More)
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