vestibular evoked myogenic potential technique
vestibular evoked myogenic potential techniqueA technique used to assess the function of the otolithic organs—utricle and saccule—of the inner ear, which complements caloric testing and other forms of inner ear (vestibular apparatus) testing. In contrast to other forms of vestibular testing, VEMP assesses non-auditory parts of the labyrinth and requires kinematic stimuli provided by an electromechanical shaker.
Used to assess local disease, such as superior canal dehiscence syndrome, Ménière's disease, vestibular neuritis and otosclerosis, as well as more generalised disease (e.g., multiple sclerosis).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.