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Unformatted text preview: o Sufferers of vertigo may display signs of nystagmus particularly when the head is moved in different directions • Performing a caloric reflex test o This involves irrigating the ears with cold and warm water to check the brain’s response to signals from the organs of balance in the inner ear o A positive response is nystagmus of towards the ipsilateral ear for warm water and away from the ipsilateral ear for cold water o Absent reactive eye movement suggests vestibular weakness of the horizontal semi-circular canal of the side being stimulated • Hearing tests - Which can detect damage to the inner ear • Performing a CT/MRI o Imaging of this type may be needed if there is suspicion of a brain tumour...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10