Evidence of dysfunction in the visual association cortex in visual snow syndrome

Eren, O.; Rauschel, V.; Ruscheweyh, R.; Straube, A.; Schankin, Christoph Josef (2018). Evidence of dysfunction in the visual association cortex in visual snow syndrome. Annals of neurology, 84(6), pp. 946-949. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1002/ana.25372

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Patients with visual snow syndrome (VS) suffer from a debilitating continuous visual disturbance of unknown mechanism. The present study tested the hypothesis of dysfunctional visual processing using visual evoked potentials. Eighteen patients were compared to age-matched migraineurs (M) and healthy controls (C) using 2-way analysis of variance with group (VS, M, C) and gender as factors. Visual evoked potentials from patients with VS demonstrated increased N145 latency (in milliseconds, VS: 152.7 +/- 7.9 vs M: 145.3 +/- 9.8 vs C: 145.5 +/- 9.4; F = 3.28; p = 0.046) and reduced N75-P100 amplitudes (in microvolts, VS: 7.4 +/- 3.5 vs M: 12.5 +/- 4.7 vs C: 10.8 +/- 3.4; F = 3.16; p = 0.051). Dunnett post hoc analysis was significant for all comparisons between VS and controls. These findings are in agreement with the idea that the primary disturbance in VS is a dysfunction of the visual association cortex. Ann Neurol 2018;84:946-949.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Schankin, Christoph Josef

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0364-5134

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Panagiota Milona

Date Deposited:

31 Jan 2019 16:21

Last Modified:

04 Dec 2019 20:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/ana.25372

PubMed ID:

30383334

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.124677

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/124677

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