Evaluation of ipsilateral and contralateral brainstem auditory evoked potentials in multiple sclerosis patients

J Neurol Sci. 1982 Apr;54(1):69-78. doi: 10.1016/0022-510x(82)90219-2.


Brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) were recorded simultaneously between the vertex and the mastoid ipsilateral and contralateral to the ear stimulated in 30 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and compared with the responses in a control group of 30 normal hearing adults. The control group showed that significant latency differences exist between ipsilateral and contralateral recording. Definitions of abnormalities were based on interwave separation and the wave V amplitude ratio. No case was found among the MS patients with an abnormal contralateral but normal ipsilateral response.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain Stem / physiopathology*
  • Electric Stimulation / methods*
  • Evoked Potentials, Auditory*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Sclerosis / physiopathology*
  • Reaction Time