PEV e BAEP in bambini affetti da neurofibromatosi

Translated title of the contribution: VEP and BAEP in children with neurofibromatosis

A. Coppolaro Grasso, M. De Rinaldis, M. Matricardi, Mario Brinciotti

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Visual evoked potentials (VEP) and brain stem acoustic evoked potentials (BAEP) were studied in 19 children with neurofibromatosis (13 males and six females aged from seven months to 17 years; average age 6.3 years) comparing them with those of a control group of 43 healthy children (25 males and 18 females). The patients had an increased average VEP latency (III wave = p <.01559; IV wave = p <.00001). and I-V interpeak of BAEP (right I-V interpeak = p <.04083; left I-V interpeak = p <.00852). Impaired responses were relatively common in both VEP (40%) and BAEP (35%), with a moderate but not constant relation to neuroradiological findings. Altered potentials were also present in patients without structural abnormalities. Evoked potentials serve as a sensitive test for early diagnosis of neurofibromatosis.

Translated title of the contributionVEP and BAEP in children with neurofibromatosis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)493-495
Number of pages3
JournalRivista di Neuroradiologia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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