Bedside vestibular examination

Maurizio Versino, Roberto De Icco, Silvia Colnaghi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The vestibular and the ocular motor systems are very important for providing clear vision and good balance control. Accordingly the clinical examination of these two systems is able to suggest the possible reasons for an imbalance disorder, and the location of the dysfunction responsible for that imbalance. Here we will report the features and the pathophysiology of several kind of acquired nystagmus (peripheral, gaze evoked, rebound, down-beat, up-beat, pendular, dissociated nystagmus in internuclear ophthalmoplegia and periodic alternating nystagmus). We will also describe how to perform and to understand two simple clinical tests, the head impulse test and the head shaking test.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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