A study of brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) and pattern reversal visual evoked potentials (VEPs), recorded in intercritical phase, was carried out in 20 subjects (10 suffering from common migraine and 10 suffering from vertebrobasilar TIA) in order to obtain a comparative evaluation of cortical-subcortical functions. The data we obtained demonstrate the presence of BAEPs alterations in patients with previous vertebrobasilar TIA: no abnormalities were found in the migraine group. VEPs parameters are normal in both groups. Our data show that the study of the so-called 'stimulus-related' potentials, such as BAEPs and pattern reversal VEPs, is useful in evaluating the damage produced by any noxa, while it cannot clearly emphasize individual factors predisposing to a specific pathology, as the absence of specific alterations in migraine patients demonstrates.

Visual evoked potentials and brainstem auditory evoked potentials in migraine and transient ischemic attacks.

BENNA, Paolo;BERGAMASCO, Bruno
1985-01-01

Abstract

A study of brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) and pattern reversal visual evoked potentials (VEPs), recorded in intercritical phase, was carried out in 20 subjects (10 suffering from common migraine and 10 suffering from vertebrobasilar TIA) in order to obtain a comparative evaluation of cortical-subcortical functions. The data we obtained demonstrate the presence of BAEPs alterations in patients with previous vertebrobasilar TIA: no abnormalities were found in the migraine group. VEPs parameters are normal in both groups. Our data show that the study of the so-called 'stimulus-related' potentials, such as BAEPs and pattern reversal VEPs, is useful in evaluating the damage produced by any noxa, while it cannot clearly emphasize individual factors predisposing to a specific pathology, as the absence of specific alterations in migraine patients demonstrates.
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BENNA P ;BIANCO C ;COSTA P ;PIAZZA D ;BERGAMASCO B
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