Posterior Auricular Muscle Response: Observations in Brainstem Lesions


Abanoz Y. G. , Abanoz Y., Akinci Y., Gunduz A., Bulus E., Tutuncu M. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.24, pp.243-247, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.57255
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.243-247

Abstract

Objective: Posterior auricular muscle response (PAMR) is a myogenic potential recorded over PAM after auditory stimulation. Its circuit is formed by cochlear and facial nerves with the generator in the brainstem. Here, we investigated whether the addition of a PAMR examination would add additional use in determining or localizing isolated brainstem lesions given that the importance of blink reflex (BR) in determining or localizing brainstem lesions is known. Our hypothesis was that examination of both reflexes would increase clinical utility.