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Position Statement: Vestibular Myogenic Potential (VEMP) Testing

Position Statement: Vestibular Myogenic Potential (VEMP) Testing

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) testing is a useful neurophysiologic test and is medically indicated and appropriate in the evaluation of certain persons with suspected auditory and balance or dizziness disorders.



References:


1. Bhansali SA, Landau T: Clinical Usefulness of the VEMP Test in Vestibular Diagnosis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 139(2):P53,2008

2. Bhansali SA, Landau T: Comparing the VEMP and ENG Tests in Vestibular Diagnosis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 139(2):P156,2008.

3. Halmagyi GM and others. The click-evoked vestibulo-ocular reflex in superior semicircular canal dehiscence. Neurology 60:1172-1175,2003.

4. Hain TC, Yoo H, Rudisill H, Tanaka-Cameron A. VEMP testing in bilateral vestibular loss. Poster at ANA annual meeting, Chicago Oct 9, 2006.

5. Rauch SD and others. Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials show altered tuning in patients with Meniere's disease. Otol Neurotol 25:333-338, 2004.

Adopted 9/20/2014


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