Topodiagnostic value of brain stem reflexes.

  title={Topodiagnostic value of brain stem reflexes.},
  author={Hanns C. Hopf},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  volume={17 5},
The masseter and medial pterygoid stretch reflexes, the masseter inhibitory reflexes, and the blink reflexes are useful diagnostic tools for evaluation of brain stem disorders. The structures mediating these reflexes are largely known. Characteristic changes of the normal response patterns due to various lesions have been described. Distinct reflex abnormalities indicate lesions at specific sites. Multireflex testing improves the accuracy with which localization can be made. A number of lesions… CONTINUE READING

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