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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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MARANHAO, Eliana T.  and  MARANHAO-FILHO, Péricles. Vestibulo-ocular reflex and the head impulse test. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2012, vol.70, n.12, pp.942-944. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2012001200008.

The authors highlights the importance of the vestibulo-ocular reflex examination through the head impulse test as a diagnostic method for vestibular dysfunction as well as, and primarily, a bedside semiotic resource capable of differentiating between acute peripheral vestibulopathy and a cerebellar or brainstem infarction in emergency rooms.

Keywords : Head Impulse Test; nystagmus; dizziness; acute peripheral vestibulopathy; stroke.

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