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Vestibular Tests: Left Side Lying

  • One maneuver to diagnose left posterior canal BPPV is a modification of the Dix-Hallpike called the Side Lying Maneuver.   To do this maneuver, you’ll have your patient sit on the side of the table and look to the right side and then slowly support themselves down to lie on their side.  You are supporting their head as they lie down and looking for nystagmus.  You’ll stay here for 30 seconds.  If there is no nystagmus that is seen, otherwise stay until that nystagmus fatigues and we’ll sit back up. 

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