The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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Evoked potentials to gustatory stimulations in cases with unilateral facial nerve palsy

Author(s): Masashi Wada and Masaoki Wada

Evoked potentials to taste stimulations were discussed. New our technique of objective measurement of gustatory function by an evoked potential technique will be introduced. As a result, introduction of taste solution on the tongue innervated by facial nerve in normal subjects resulted in positive responses. Absence of taste solution did not resulted in the positive response. In case with unilateral; facial nerve palsy, introduction of taste solution on the affected side did not resulted in the positive responses.