MRI and brainstem auditory evoked potential evidence of eighth cranial nerve involvement in multiple sclerosis

R. Bergamaschi, A. Romani, F. Zappoli, M. Versino, V. Cosi

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Abstract

An MS patient experienced sudden hearing loss. Brainstem auditory evoked potentials, previously normal, showed substantial abnormalities that suggested the impairment of the distal part of the acoustic nerve. MRI detected a small hyperintense lesion along the acoustic nerve; the lesion decreased in size and then disappeared after steroid treatment. This demonstrates that a demyelinating lesion in the distal tract of the eighth cranial nerve may cause an acute hearing loss in MS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume48
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997

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Vestibulocochlear Nerve
Cochlear Nerve
Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potentials
Multiple Sclerosis
Sudden Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss
Steroids
Therapeutics

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MRI and brainstem auditory evoked potential evidence of eighth cranial nerve involvement in multiple sclerosis. / Bergamaschi, R.; Romani, A.; Zappoli, F.; Versino, M.; Cosi, V.

In: Neurology, Vol. 48, No. 1, 01.1997, p. 270-272.

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