What are the most important findings of the bithermal caloric test for the diagnosis of dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance?

Updated: Mar 13, 2017
  • Author: Hesham M Samy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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The 3 most important findings from the caloric test are unilateral weakness, bilateral weakness, and FFS of caloric-induced nystagmus. The first 2 abnormalities are due to peripheral vestibular disease; the third is due to central cerebellar disease.


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