Videonystagmography Part IV: Caloric Testing, Interpretation


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Course Description

This class is devoted to an in-depth assessment of caloric response. In particular, we shall cover canal paresis (uni- and bilateral), directional preponderance, vestibular areflexia, and the fixation test.

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn to differentiate an abnormal canal paresis and how to diagnose a unilateral areflexia by performing the ice water test
  • To understand the meaning of directional preponderance
  • To learn how to diagnose bilateral vestibulopathy based on caloric test results
  • To recognize central abnormalities on caloric testing

Course Details

Presenter: Nicolás Pérez, M.D., Ph.D.

El Dr. Nicolás Pérez es actualmente el Profesor y Director del Departamento de Otorrinolaringología de la Clínica Universidad de Navarra y la Universidad de Navarra Facultad de Medicina en Pamplona, Navarra (España), donde enseña a los estudiantes de medicina, investigadores postdoctorales y los especialistas ENT. [more details]

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