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Abstract

Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) are responses in the muscles, especially cervical muscles such as the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM), to sound, vibration, or electrical stimulation (Fig. 1). Because it seemed that VEMP could be used for clinical tests of the vestibular end-organs, especially the saccule, it attracted the interest of clinicians and scientists. There had been no other clinical test of the saccule that was applicable at common clinics. Now much has been published about VEMP, and many clinicians use this test. VEMP is one of the most important advances in clinical neurophysiology of the vestibular system.

Keywords

Vestibular System Sternocleidomastoid Muscle Acoustic Neuroma Vestibular Nerve Vestibular Evoke Myogenic Potential 
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