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The ‘HEAD THRUST TEST’ for acute vertigo diagnosis

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Dizziness and vertigo is a common presentation to the emergency department.

This month in ‘Medical Talk’, we describe the Head Thrust test as a means of differentiation between vestibular neuritis and vertebrobasilar insufficiency.

We also look at other causes of vertigo including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, meniere’s disease, labyrinthitis, perilymph fistula, CNVIII and cerebellopontine angle tumours, cerebellar haemorrhage and infarction, lateral medullary infarction, multiple sclerosis and basilar migraine.



  1. Dizziness and Vertigo « Resus Blog on 09/06/2011 at 9:20 pm

    […] Here is a short lecture on the Head Thrust Test on the resus blog […]

  2. Peter Tsimnadis on 10/06/2011 at 1:59 pm

    Very useful coverage

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