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August 1981

Pontomedullary vs Pontomesencephalic Transmission Time: A Diagnostic Aid in Multiple Sclerosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ichilov Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(8):474-475. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790440014003

• Caudal vs rostral transmission time has been studied in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). In the majority of the cases, prolongation in latency was more severe in the caudal segment, which suggests that this part of the brainstem is more commonly affected in MS. The difference between pontomedullary and pontomesencephalic transmission time yields a variable that may prove a valuable adjunct in the electrodiagnosis of MS.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1981;107:474-475)

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