Auditory evoked magnetic fields in cases with temporal lobe glioma

Akitaka Kanno, Nobukazu Nakasato, Kazuo Mizoi, Takashi Yoshimoto

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Auditory evoked magnetic field (AEF) is know to be suitable to separate left and right hemispheric activities while auditory evoked potential is not. To evaluate cortical auditory function in ten patients with temporal lobe gliomas, we measured AEF for monaural tone stimuli using a helmet-shaped 666- channel MEG system. Latency of the N100m, the most prominent peak with a latency around 90 ms, was measured in the hemisphere contralateral to the stimulus onset. In five patients, the N100m latency was within our normal range (mean ± 2 s.d.). In these five cases, tumor was located in the anterior or the inferior part of the temporal lobe. We observed significant delay of the N100m latency in four patients and disappearance of the N100m in another patient. In the later five patients, tumor extended to the superior and posterior part of the temporal lobe. AEF can be used to evaluate cortical auditory function noninvasively in cases with temporal lobe gliomas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-925
Number of pages5
JournalNeurological Surgery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Oct


  • auditory evoked response
  • glioma
  • magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • temporal lobe


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