Ocular bobbing in metabolic encephalopathy: clinical, pathologic, and electrophysiologic study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A patient with atypical ocular bobbing resulting from metabolic encephalopathy is described. Neurologic examination showed no signs of brainstem dysfunction, and postmortem examination failed to disclose any changes in sites associated with ocular bobbing in other reports. However, brainstem auditory evoked responses showed evidence of bilateral dysfunction of brainstem white matter. This is the first demonstration of functional disturbance in brainstem loci that are thought to be responsible for the infrequently observed ocular bobbing in metabolic encephalopathy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Drake, ME; Erwin, CW; Massey, EW

Published Date

  • September 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1029 - 1031

PubMed ID

  • 7202152

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.32.9.1029


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States