The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 289–293 | Cite as

Brainstem auditory evoked potentials in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis

  • Mantia L. La 
  • Milanese C. 
  • Corridori F. 
  • Brusa M. 
  • Formenti A. 
  • Cocchini F. 
  • Richichi M. 
Original Articles


Brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) have been investigated in 34 patients affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Abnormalities were found in 68% of the patients. Silent lesions of the brainstem were detected in 60% of the clinically definite and in 44% of the probable cases. The diagnostic value of these findings is discussed.


Brainstem auditory evoked potentials multiple sclerosis 


I potenziali evocati uditivi sono stati investigati in 34 pazienti affetti da sclerosi multipla. Anormalità sono state evidenziate nel 68% dei pazienti affetti da sclerosi multipla clinicamente definita. Lesioni silenti del brainstem sono state trovate nel 60% delle forme clinicamente definite e nel 44% di quelle probabili. Il valore diagnostico di questi reperti è discusso.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mantia L. La 
    • 1
  • Milanese C. 
    • 1
  • Corridori F. 
    • 1
  • Brusa M. 
    • 2
  • Formenti A. 
    • 2
  • Cocchini F. 
    • 2
  • Richichi M. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto Neurologico “C. Besta”Milano
  2. 2.Laboratorio di fisiopatologia del sistema uditivo Ospedale Fatebenefratelli-Istituto Neurologico “C. Besta”Milano

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